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Power plants fuelled by oil a financial risk, EVN cautions

National power utility EVN says running oil-fuelled power plants to meet domestic demand will be a huge financial challenge.

Coal pollution plunges Hai Duong residents into misery

Hai Duong residents suffering the ills of living near coal plants say their air is poisoned, and it's getting worse.

Ministry reiterates request to export 2.5 million tons of unsold coal

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has repeated its request to export 2.5 million tons of unsold coal mined by two companies.
May 06, 2019 | 02:40 pm GMT+7

We’re dying because we breathe, and solutions are up in the air

As long as the government does nothing to amend existing environmental standards, more lives will be lost just from breathing.
April 07, 2019 | 03:32 pm GMT+7

It’s time for Vietnam to get rid of addiction to thermal power

Its risk of becoming a "golden dragon that is surrounded by coal ash" is real.
March 05, 2019 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

Vietnam inaugurates $1.27 billion thermal power plant

The 600 MW Thai Binh 1 Thermal Power Plant officially opened Thursday in the northern province of Thai Binh. 
February 16, 2019 | 08:55 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s dilemma: clean electricity or energy security?

The debate between cheap, polluting energy from coal and expensive, environment-friendly renewable energy was on the agenda at an economic forum.
January 18, 2019 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

Vietnam has huge biomass potential, but policy tweak needed

Vietnam has the potential to add hundreds of megawatts of power from biomass if it makes changes to its energy policies.
December 17, 2018 | 08:15 am GMT+7

Coal remains indispensable to Vietnam power needs: Deputy PM

Vietnam has no alternative energy source in the medium term to replace coal for power generation, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said.
December 13, 2018 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

China's unbridled export of coal power imperils climate goals

China is aggressively exporting coal-fired power to other regions, an investigation by AFP has shown.
December 06, 2018 | 09:40 am GMT+7

Vietnam must avoid power cuts next year: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered agencies to ensure that the country won’t suffer power shortages in 2019.
December 04, 2018 | 10:59 am GMT+7

Vietnam may increase electricity prices next year

The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) are saying that pressure’s increasing to raise power prices in 2019.
December 02, 2018 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to experience power cuts early 2019

The ongoing coal shortage could lead to power cuts in Vietnam early next year, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has warned.
November 30, 2018 | 11:14 am GMT+7

Coal shortage could sap Vietnam’s energy

A serious coal shortage is threatening Vietnam’s power production plans even as the nation’s demand for energy rises.
November 28, 2018 | 03:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s coal-fired power expansion ignites debate

While critics highlight environmental and health concerns, officials say it’s inevitable that coal dominates the energy mix.
November 27, 2018 | 06:21 pm GMT+7
 
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