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.

Hydropower plants asked to discharge water to mitigate droughts

Hydropower plants in the central province of Quang Nam have been urged to discharge water to prevent severe droughts in the area.

Vietnam enhances nuclear safety management

Improving the legal system on nuclear safety and security is of national importance, the Ministry of Science and Technology has emphasised.

Companies are indifferent to billions of USD

As estimated, Vietnam is able to save up USD2 billion annually from energy saving in all electricity consumed sectors and areas.

Activities held in response to Earth Hour 2013

Earth Hour is not just “an hour off-lights” but also includes series of related activities appealing thousands of participants.

Earth Hour 2013: 401.000 kWh saved nationwide

According to the statistics from the Center for National Power System, in 60 minutes of the Earth Hour, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 23, the electricity capacity was decreased by 401 MW, 401,000 kWh was saved, equivalent to 576 million dong.

2800 voluntary students in HCMC participated in Earth Hour projects

Two weeks after the launch, Earth Hour campaign 2013 in HCMC has attracted more than 2,800 volunteers participating in the campaign's main projects.

Quang Ngai targets 1.5% commercial electricity output savings

Quang Ngai saved more than 7.7 million kWh, equivalent to 1.19% of the total commercial electricity output in year 2012. To meet the target of 1,5% in 2013 under the Central Power Corporation’s plan, Quang Ngai Power Company has been implementing several synchronic solutions.

Investment needed in renewable energy

Investment in generating electricity from new and renewable energy sources is still lower than expected in HCM City.

HCM City launches 2013 Earth Hour campaign

A ceremony to launch the 2013 Earth Hour campaign in Ho Chi Minh City was held in the Cultural Youth House on March 3.