Vietnam set to trial Direct Corporate Power Purchase Agreement

By Oliver Massmann*    August 9, 2018 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Vietnam set to trial Direct Corporate Power Purchase Agreement

Workers check solar panels of a project in Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Annie Le

Vietnam’s plan to pilot a direct power purchase agreement for renewable energy in 2019 has drawn keen interest from investors.

On June 12 this year, at a seminar on renewable energy, the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV) discussed and disclosed information about such a pilot DPPA.

Generally, a DPPA is an agreement between a power generator and a corporate customer in which power is physically delivered and sold to the customer for its operation.

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Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

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Annan served as UN secretary-general from 1997 to 2006 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.

Kofi Annan, a former secretary-general of the United Nations and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has died aged 80.

The Ghanaian diplomat passed away at a hospital in the Swiss capital, Bern, on Saturday after a “short illness”, his foundation said in a statement.

“Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world,” the statement said.

“He was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law,” it added.

Annan served as the seventh UN chief for almost a decade, from 1997 to 2006. Having joined in 1962, he was the first staffer to take over the top UN job and the first hailing from sub-Sahara Africa.

In 2001, he received the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN, lauded for “bringing new life to the organisation”.

On Saturday, current UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described Annan as “a guiding force for good”. Continue reading “Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80”

Việt Nam phải khao khát thoát “sách đen” về rửa tiền!

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(Congluan.vn) – Rửa tiền, tài trợ khủng bố đang là vấn đề khiến cả thế giới đau đầu. Theo thống kê của Qũy tiền tệ quốc tế – IMF, số tiền tội phạm “rửa” hàng năm khoảng 1.000-1.500 tỉ USD, trong đó 70% là tiền mặt. Đáng chú ý, Việt Nam nằm trong sách đen về rửa tiền.

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