Solving funding issues for renewable energy projects

The Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant was integrated into the national grid at the end of May, becoming the only renewable energy project to access loans from foreign institutions, raising the question of how to solve funding issues for renewable energy projects.

Searching for funds for renewable energy projects

The workshop "APEC with good practice in financing for renewable energy projects” was held in Hanoi on June 4.

HCM City converts junk plastic bags to synthetic diesel

While efforts in Ho Chi Minh City to reduce consumption of plastic bags have failed, recycling of junk plastic waste into diesel oil has opened new grounds for reuse of waste material.

Inverters save billion VND of electricity

According to the analysis of the Vietnamese Textile and Apparel Association, the cost for energy inputs, energy for production accounts for 12-13% of the total cost of textile products. In particular, backward machinery, lack of fuel and energy and saving consciousness cause the cost being higher and affect production efficiency.

Hanoi hosts seminar on renewable energy development aid

A Senior Vietnamese trade official has called for greater flows of capital into the developing economies of APEC including Vietnam for the development of renewable energy, which is playing a bigger role in sustainable socio-economic development in each country as well as the globe.

Construction Ministry, IFC promote energy efficiency

The Ministry of Construction (MoC) and the Investment Climate Advisory Programme of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on May 24 signed a cooperation agreement on green and energy efficient building developments in Vietnam, aiming to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Consistent route to use biofuel

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Le Duong Quang addressing the conference focusing on resolving difficulties for biofuel enterprises in Hanoi said that: “It is necessary to implement roadmap in the use of biofuel together with traditional fuels to ensure national energy security and investment efficiency.”

Vietnam-made CNG bus launched

Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (Samco) last week introduced a bus running on compressed natural gas (CNG) and other newly-manufactured buses.

Assembly reviews hydro project environment risks

Authorities in southern Dong Nai Province have asked the National Assembly to reject the proposed hydro-power projects Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A because of environmental risks.

Ministry of Construction encourages energy efficient building designs

As scheduled, the organizing committee of the “1st energy-efficient building design competition” organized by the Ministry of Construction would hold an award ceremony on March 23rd. This is the first contest for massive constructions with floor areas of over 2,500m2, which contributed to energy efficiency and sustainability.