Power saving ideas saved billions

Nam Dinh textile joint-stock company with 16 member companies used to pay VND40-50 billion on electricity bill annually. For 4 years, it has managed to save up VND2.5 billion/year by investing VND5.5 billion on performing power saving movements.

Hanoi aims at total energy savings of 2 – 3% per year

In 2013, Hanoi will promote energy efficiency to achieve total energy savings of 2 – 3% overall in the city, contributing to energy security, environmental protection and sustainable socio-economic development.

Oceans offer endless energy source

Vietnam has a major advantage in terms of marine energy development due to its favorable location. Vietnam's coastline stretches for more than 3,200km with thousands of islands. According to the country's marine development strategy by 2020, the sea will play an important role in economic development and the supplement and diversification of marine energy is necessary to ensure sustainable development.

Hydropower projects intimidate Mekong Delta

The upper reaches of the Mekong River are now seeing the operation of 100 out of 300 hydropower projects, which scientists warn of a threat to the Mekong Delta.

Vietnam seeks Bruneian energy investment

Vietnam is intent on encouraging oil exploiting powers like Brunei to invest in the nation’s energy projects.

Energy prices to follow market trends

A lot of work remains to be done in 2013 before energy prices can be fixed properly in line with the development of market economy.

Solutions sought for energy security

Viet Nam is looking for solutions to ensure energy security after scientists warned that climate change would have strong impacts on energy demand and supply in the country.

Vietnam - Czech boosts mineral exploration, mining and processing cooperation

Mr. Martin Kuba, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic has led the delegation of 20 enterprises to pay a working visit to the Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. At the meeting, Mr.Martin Kuba stressed that Vietnam is one of the 12 countries in the priority cooperative strategy on trade of the Czech Republic in the near future.

Viet Nam targets 2014 for bio-fuel project

Viet Nam will start blending bio-fuels with petrol to power road vehicles from 2014, as the government seeks to push ahead with its commitment to establish green credentials.

Son La hydropower plant begins operation

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 23 cut the ribbon to officially inaugurate Son La Hydropower Plant, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.