It is expected there will be many underperforming solar systems and inefficient operations and maintenance, especially those named mini-farms. They use remote and cheap land to develop such clusters without nearby commercial and/or industrial loads, which might bring about pressures on distribution or transmission lines. They are also more at risk of landslides during the flooding season in Central Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Booming solar power: signal for worry or delight?
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Earlier, the Vietnam Airlines Group, which include Vietnam Airlines, budget carrier Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO), said it will supply over 414,000 extra seats from January 27 to February 26, 2021 to serve increasing travel demand. This will bring the total seats on flights operated by the Vietnam Airlines Group during the traditional holiday to 2.4 million, equivalent to nearly 12,000 flights. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JANUARY 20
The fund will reduce its ownership at residential property firm Vinhomes (VHM), aviation firm Vietjet (VJC), consumer staples firm Masan (MSN), PetroVietnam Power (POW), sugar company Thanh Thanh Cong-Bien Hoa JSC (SBT), and electrical firm Gelex (GEX). … [Read more...] about Vietnamese stocks to struggle with increased caution
I want to be clear: Africa does not need social programs, even educational programs, that come in the form of aid packages. What's more, offering Africa aid packages to compensate for a halt or slow-down of oil and gas operations will not do Africans any good. I tried to make that point recently during a friendly debate with Prof. Patrick Bond, a very bright man and a distinguished professor at the University of the Western Cape School of Government. He argued that Africa should keep all of its petroleum resources in the ground to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and prevent further climate change. Developed nations, the professor continued, should compensate Africa for that sacrifice, and Africa could use that money to develop other opportunities. No. This is not the time for Africa to be calling for more aid. Africa has been receiving aid for nearly six decades, and what good has it done? We still don't have enough jobs. … [Read more...] about African Energy Chamber: African Lives Matter, Too. Energy Policy Decisions Should Consider Their Needs
As Vietnam has increased its pressure, Facebook has increased the ratio of responding to requests from Vietnamese management agencies from 10 percent to 95 percent. As for YouTube, the figure is 90 percent instead of 30 percent. The number of pieces of news with bad content removed increased by 30 percent recently compared with 2017-2018, and the proportion of news with bad content has decreased from over 30 percent to below 10 percent. … [Read more...] about Vietnam vows to control digital technology powerhouses