Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy

Vietnam to minimise new coal-fired power plants

Although the most recent draft of the National Power Development Plan increased the volume of coal-fired projects in Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has said it won’t consider developing any new coal-fired plants, to save the environment.MoIT said many parts of the ...

Vietnam boasts largest renewable energy complex in Southeast Asia

Vietnam now possesses the largest renewable energy farm complex in Southeast Asia, generating a total power output of up to one billion kWh per year, after the debut of a wind power plant in south-central Ninh Thuan Province on Friday (16 April)The inauguration ceremony for ...

Vinh Tho

New phase on horizon for solar power development

Vietnam, a rising star in Asia in solar power development, is to slash feed-in tariffs for rooftop solar installations this month, hoping to release some of the pressure on the national power grid that was exacerbated by the previous generous tariff that lasted until the ...

MoIT requests urgent review of solar power development

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has issued an express dispatch requesting the People’s Committees of cities and provinces and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) to urgently review and list all issues related to solar power development.Based on the roof solar power list nationwide, EVN must ...

GEF-funded project proves effective

The “Energy Efficiency Improvement in Commercial and High-Rise Residential Buildings in Vietnam” (EECB) project is expected to complete some of its commitments in 2021.Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the project’s goals are to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions from ...

Vietnam considers building energy storage system

Since wind and solar power projects cannot provide all the electricity output to the national grid, building an energy storage system is being considered.According to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the total designed capacity of renewable energy sources has reached 21,560 MW. Of this, the ...

Luong Bang

Facts about renewable energy

At present, renewable energy plays an important role in meeting people’s increasing demand for energy. Renewable energy resources are abundant and available in the nature and exist in many forms. Of which, solar power, which is nearly inexhaustible and is being exploited in many parts ...

Smart energy to grow with smart urban development

As smart energy plays an important role in smart urban areas, Vietnam plans to develop smarter, cleaner, greener and more sustainable energy resources for its cities, said experts at a recent summit in Hanoi. According to experts, the urbanisation process of Vietnam is taking place ...

Vietnam to stop licensing of wind power plants

The government has stopped licensing wind power plants and is drafting a new national power plan for the next decade.  The Ministry of Industry and Trade has told provinces and cities to temporarily stop accepting proposals for new plants.There are 11 operational wind power plants ...

Duc Minh

Gov’t issues action plan to implement National Energy Development Strategy

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued an action plan to realize the Party Central Committee’s Resolution No. 55-NQ/TW dated on February 11, 2020 on the orientation of the National Energy Development Strategy to 2030 with a vision towards 2045.Under the action plan, the Government will ...

Kim Anh

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