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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. 

Experts 'greatly disappointed' by yet another Mekong hydropower dam

Power-hungry nations are at risk of leaving 60 million people hungry if more dams are built.

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

Vietnam to cut off gas supplies to power plants

The Nam Con Son pipeline fires up more than 20 percent of the country's power demands.
September 06, 2016 | 02:46 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

Vietnam's industrial production outperforms 2015 figures in May

Vietnam's index of industry production (IIP) is set to rise 7.8 percent in May compared to the same month last year, spurred on by the manufacturing sector which has climbed 11.2 ...
May 27, 2016 | 06:51 pm GMT+7

Lightbridge to provide training for Vietnam’s civil nuclear authorities

Lightbridge, American listed nuclear energy company, signed a nuclear safety training agreement with and the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) on Monday, ...
May 24, 2016 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

Vietnam postpones start-up of first nuclear power plant to 2028

Vietnam has decided to push back plans to open its first nuclear power plant until 2028 in the latest delay to the country’s nuclear power ambitions, the government said in a ...
March 18, 2016 | 05:48 pm GMT+7