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VietNamNet Bridge - Coal-fired power causes pollution, but hydropower potential and wind power have not been fully exploited in Vietnam. 

Wind power projects still struggling to take off

VietNamNet Bridge - With total capacity of 197 MW, the Vietnamese wind power market is still in an early stage of development.

Renewable energy: which option for Vietnam?

Considered a country with great potential for solar and wind power, Vietnam continues to be one of the 12 ‘hotspots’ in the globe for coal-fired power development.

Investors rush to book land plots for renewable energy projects

The renewable power market has heated up in the last two years. Investment promotion conferences have been held and more projects have been registered by both Vietnamese and foreign investors.

Vietnam could generate all power via renewable energy by 2050: report

“Sustainable Scenario for the Vietnamese power sector until 2050”, a report by WWF-Vietnam and Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) says that 100 percent of Vietnam’s power could be generated by renewable energy technologies by 2050. 

The multi-billion USD race to develop solar energy

VietNamNet Bridge - The profitability of solar energy projects is not as high as hydropower or thermopower plants, but the field has great potential as well as environmental benefits.

Power production costs remains problem for Vietnam to solve

VietNamNet Bridge - Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has suggested an optimal solution to ensure power supply for Vietnam's economic development.

Wind power investors still waiting for electricity price increase

VietNamNet Bridge - The plan to have 1,000 MW of wind power by 2025 will depend on the government’s policies and electricity prices.

Vietnam wants to develop high-tech wind power plants

VietNamNet Bridge - Renewable energy, especially wind power, is believed to be the solution to Vietnam’s increasingly high demand for power.

Vietnam’s plan to develop 800 MW wind power delayed

VietNamNet Bridge - The target of developing 800 MW wind power by 2020 may be unattainable as the plan to adjust the wind power purchasing price has been delayed.

Clean energy: investment potential exists but bottlenecks impede progress

Favorable natural conditions and the government’s determination to allow Mekong Delta to develop environmentally friendly energy have both contributed to investment opportunities. 

Terra Wood eyes $400 million renewable energy projects in Vietnam

 Ho Chi Minh City-based Terra Wood is planning to develop two renewable energy plants in the central province of Quang Ngai to tap into the local wind and solar resources.

Wind power still unattractive to investors in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Wind-power projects, which require high investment capital, remain unpopular as EVN pays a low rate for electrical power. 

Why wind power has yet to soar

 VietNamNet Bridge – Wind power is a potential source of renewable energy in Vietnam, but few projects have succeeded in tapping into it. Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China, recalls that he was amazed

Domestic investors want to sell wind power at 17 cents per kwh

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese investors say they can only make a profit if windpower is bought at more than 17 US cents per kwh by 2015. But foreign investors have not shown interest in such purchases.

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Wind power leader sees potential in Viet Nam

 The world's leading wind energy company Vestas Wind Systems from Denmark yesterday said that it saw huge potential for windpower development in Viet Nam and promised to help the country make wind a sustainable energy solution.

Germany aids wind power zoning in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government has approved a zoning plan worth 3.7 million euros (US$4.8 million) for wind power development in Vietnam, with 3.6 million euros of the amount to be granted by the German government.

First storm strikes East Sea this year

 VietNamNet Bridge – According to the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre, a tropical depression in the East Sea has strengthened becoming the first storm of the year.

The “wind power movement” receives serious setback

 VietNamNet Bridge – Only three out of the total 48 registered wind power projects have become operational so far. There has been not the slightest commotion about the others.