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Update news energy saving
With the demand for electricity increasing rapidly and supply and a sense of economical use more limited, saving electricity is deemed an important tool during possible periods of crisis in the future.
A report by the Ministry of Planning and Investment shows that electricity for lighting in Vietnam accounts for about 35% of the total electricity supply, while the rate is 15-17% in the world.
Vietnam aims to utilise energy saving and environmental protection by reducing total heat consumption by 2.86 per cent and total power consumption by 8.77 per cent by 2025, and 14 and 9.68 per cent by 2030 compared to figures from 2015 to 2018.
Electricity consumers complain that retail electricity prices keep increasing.
The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has changed the proposal of allowing household consumers to choose to pay electricity bills under either a multi-tiered price or single-price mechanism.
Do Huu Hao, President of the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology talks to the newspaper Hải Quan (Customs) on the cost-effectiveness of energy saving.
Vietnam has banned imports of used machinery, equipment and production line technology aged more than 10-years-old.
After three years of implementing the ecological industrial zone (IZ) model, 72 businesses in Vietnam have saved VND70 billion by reducing the amount of waste discharged into the environment.
Ninety per cent of high-rise buildings in Vietnam have failed to integrate energy efficiency into their design and operations, causing enormous wastage, especially with the number of such buildings growing by 6–7 per cent a year.
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