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Is coal too relaxed as renewables gear up for Asia fight?

The message from the coal industry was that they are still the cheapest.

Vietnam set to approve coal-fired power plants worth $7.5 bln

Coal-fired power, despite its environmental impacts, is still the dominant power source for electricity-hungry ...

Vietnam faces shaky energy future as coal-fired power remains dominant

As hydropower reaches its maximum capacity, the renewable energy sector remains immature and nuclear power seems out of reach.
May 18, 2017 | 04:36 pm GMT+7

Lower fossil fuel output slows Vietnam's economy - govt

Adverse weather and slower growth in the processing and manufacturing sectors have also been blamed for curbing first-quarter growth.
March 31, 2017 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

Rolling back Obama's clean power plan would bring back coal jobs.
March 27, 2017 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Scientists warn of pollution-related deaths in Indonesia, Vietnam

Unless new coal plants in energy hungry SE Asia are scrapped, more will die.
January 16, 2017 | 11:32 am GMT+7

Facing donors, Vietnam urged to rethink coal-fueled growth

International partners say what Vietnam desperately needs is better policy.
October 27, 2016 | 01:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam coal giant to lay off 4,000 miners this year

Cheap coal imports are driving workers out of their jobs.
October 14, 2016 | 04:00 am GMT+7

Officials fail to act on polluting Vietnam coal plant

Despite a raft of complaints about air and water pollution, the second check this year has resulted in no action being taken, again.
October 02, 2016 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

World Bank urges Vietnam to shun coal

"When I ask [Vietnam] about using renewables they say ‘we would but it’s too expensive’," the World Bank president recalls.
September 30, 2016 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Fish death disaster will hurt Vietnam’s economy for years to come: official

The toxic spill from a Taiwanese steel plant has taken its toll on growth.
September 30, 2016 | 09:49 am GMT+7

Vietnam, hungry for electricity, turns into net coal importer

Imports in the first eight months alone far exceeded the official projection.
September 21, 2016 | 05:33 pm GMT+7

Vietnam utility cuts power purchases from China

Vietnam Electricity refrained from buying electricity from China last month following a surge in domestic output.
September 03, 2016 | 04:39 pm GMT+7

Indonesia faces environmental time bomb after coal bust

Thousands of mines are closing in Indonesia's tropical coal belt as prices languish and seams run dry. But almost none of the companies have paid their share of billions of ...
July 01, 2016 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Coal fired plants to replace hydro as top power source in Vietnam

Vietnam plans to transit from hydropower to clean coal fired power plants for electricity production, but the country has also pledged to reduce carbon emissions from energy ...
May 12, 2016 | 05:42 pm GMT+7