Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute - a Seoul-based international organisation - talks about the potential of renewable energy Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute Frank Rijsberman What is your forecast of the future power demand of the Asian region in general and of Viet Nam in particular? What does renewable energy mean to countries’ economic development? Asia is moving to the centre of the global energy arena, and whether the Paris Agreement will be a success or not will be determined by how rapidly Asia can move away from coal and adopt clean and renewable energy. According to the Asian Development Bank, electricity demand in Asia and the Pacific is projected to more than double between 2010 and 2035. Viet Nam’s power demand is rising rapidly in line … [Read more...] about Vietnam should move away from coal power
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Is cleaner coal the best solution? (25-08-2008) Energy experts spoke with Viet Nam News about clean coal technologies, energy security and environmental protection on the sidelines of the Cleaner Coal Workshop in Ha Long City. Dr Nguyen Chi Quang, senior advisor to chairman of the Viet Nam Coal-Mineral Industry Group (Vinacomin). What are the benefits of cleaner coal technologies? Cleaner coal technologies with the desired outcomes of carbon dioxide capture and sequestration will help mitigate climate change and reduce environmental pollution while increasing the efficiency of coal-fired power plants, contributing to ensuring energy security. The adoption of cleaner coal technologies will help demonstrate Viet Nam’s commitment to international organisations such as the World Trade Organisation as well as the Kyoto Protocol, contributing to facilitating the country’s trade activities for long-term economic development during the global integration process. Using cleaner coal … [Read more...] about Is cleaner coal the best solution?
Kien Luong Thermal Power Centre, owned by Tan Tao Group (ITACO), is the largest thermal power project authorised by the Prime Minister to a privately-owned company. Work is set to get under way on the Kien Luong Thermal Power Plant No 1 Viet Nam News reporter Thu Ngan talks with ITACO’s chairwoman Dang Thi Hoang Yen about the plant. Can you please tell us something about Kien Luong Thermal Power Plant No 1’s current status? Kien Luong Thermal Power Plant No 1 is a part of the Kien Luong Thermal Power Centre and Nam Du deep-sea port complex in the southern province of Kien Giang, about 280km from HCM City. Work will commence on the plant in the first quarter of this year and it will have a finished capacity of 1,200 MW. The plant will be run with an electrostatic air cleaning system to ensure there is no environmental damage. To date, all the land has been cleared away and we have already started to construct re-habitation areas including homes for experts and a living … [Read more...] about Work begins on Kien Luong power plant
VietNamNet Bridge – In order to ease the reliance on foreign technologies, Vietnam has been determined to manufacture equipment for power, cement plants and other industries. However, the projects on manufacturing equipments in the trial basis have not been successful. The slow implementation of thermal power plants, the high trade deficit with China caused by the dominance of Chinese contractors in EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contracts have worried the public. A question has been raised that how far the project on researching and manufacturing synchronous equipment for coal-run thermo power plants has gone. The project, or trial EPC project for short, was approved by the Government in 2009. At first, the project aims to manufacture equipments for 300 MW power plants. However, later, the manufacturers have asked to design the equipments for 600 MW power plants, because the latest power generation development plan does not include 300 MW plants any … [Read more...] about Projects on manufacturing power equipments may “die young”
China, which does nothing in small doses, will need about 1,000 nuclear reactors, 500,000 wind turbines or 50,000 solar farms as it takes up the fight against climate change. Chinese President Xi Jinping agreement last week with President Barack Obama requires a radical environmental and economic makeover. Xi’s commitment to cap carbon emissions by 2030 and turn to renewable sources for 20 percent of the country’s energy comes with a price tag of $2 trillion. The pledge would require China to produce either 67 times more nuclear energy than the country is forecast to have at the end of 2014, 30 times more solar or nine times more wind power. That almost equals the non-fossil fuel energy of the entire U.S. generating capacity today. China’s program holds the potential of producing vast riches for nuclear, solar and wind companies that get in on the action. “China is in the midst of a period of transition, and that calls for a revolution in energy production and … [Read more...] about China climate pledge needs 1,000 nuclear plant effort