Vietnam files complaint with WTO over US solar tariffs

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The Vietnamese authorities have submitted a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to request formal consultations with Washington over its recently announced 30% tariff on crystalline silicon PV imports.

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Muong woman brings light to her village

Last update 15:10 | 04/02/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – For many ethnic people, solar energy is a new concept, but Pham Thi Nam, a 50-year-old Muong woman from Dong Luong Commune in Thanh Hoa Province’s Lang Chanh District, now knows what it’s all about.

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Let theren be light: Tran Van An instructs Pham Thi Nam how to repair solar lanterns. — VNS Photo Tran Van An

Nam went to India to learn solar engineering skills and helped bring light to dozens of households in her village.

Nam was chosen with other four ethnic women in the northern province of Thanh Hoa to attend a six-month training course at Barefoot College in India in 2015 under a project that focuses on creating opportunities for poor women to learn about solar energy.

Upon hearing the news, Nam said, she felt joyful, but nervous. “I was scared. I didn’t know anything about electricity. Never before had I seen a bulb or electricity wire,” she said. Continue reading “Muong woman brings light to her village”

Experts see solar power potential

Last update 11:37 | 26/01/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – The total economic potential of ground-mounted solar projects in Vietnam is at least seven gigawatts (GW) under present market conditions, much higher than the national solar target of 0.8GW by 2020, according to experts.

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The total economic potential of ground-mounted solar projects in Vietnam is at least seven gigawatts (GW) under present market conditions, much higher than the national solar target of 0.8GW by 2020, according to experts. — VNA/VNS Photo

However, with the decrease in costs expected to take place once the market starts growing, the economic potential could reach several hundred Gigawatt between 2021 and 2030, far beyond the target of 12GW by 2030. Continue reading “Experts see solar power potential”

No daylight for Vietnam solar energy

Silhouette of two women carrying wicker baskets trekking across the sand dunes at Bau Trang, Binh Thuan Province in Vietnam at the break of dawn. Photo: iStock/ Getty Images

Silhouette of two women carrying wicker baskets trekking across the sand dunes at Bau Trang, Binh Thuan Province in Vietnam at the break of dawn. Photo: iStock/ Getty Images

While some see bright prospects for an alternative power boom, high tariffs, regulatory risk and a volatile currency have kept the industry in the dark

 HO CHI MINH CITY, DECEMBER 14, 2017 9:55 AM (UTC+8)

atimes.com_Some here are calling it a gold rush. From Thailand to the United Arab Emirates, global players with experience in solar energy are sending representatives to Vietnam in search of the next big alternative energy boom.
Continue reading “No daylight for Vietnam solar energy”

Solar energy industry poised to take off

Last update 07:50 | 21/12/2017
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VietNamNet Bridge – The investment rate in solar power systems is now just equal to 20-30 percent of the rate of 10 years ago.

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Mr Le Chi Hiep from the HCMC National University

According to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), Vietnam has about 30 solar power projects, a figure which, according to Le Chi Hiep, chair of the Institute of Sustainable Energy Research, an arm of the HCMC National University, is modest compared with Vietnam’s great potential in solar energy. Continue reading “Solar energy industry poised to take off”

Commentary: China’s impressive record in climate change fuels questions of global leadership

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China’s moves to adopt clean energy and continued strong backing of the Paris Agreement are laudable but the country still has some way to go, says one observer.

 
Workers walk past solar panels in Jimo, Shandong Province, China, April 21, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS)

LONDON: Xi Jinping had a good year in 2017.

It began on the international stage at Davos, when the Chinese leader, in sober suit and tie, assured his nervous audience that China was a steady ally that stood by its treaty commitments, including the Paris Agreement, and was firm in its commitment to globalisation.

The contrast with the US president was too obvious to need stating.

As the year draws to a close, Xi, in his domestic capacity as chairman of everything, appears to have consolidated his leadership of party, army and state into an unassailable, long-term dominance.

It is worth asking then what Xi Jinping means by his commitment to globalisation and to tackling climate change, and, in what way China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, might fill the leadership vacuum created by the absence of the United States. Continue reading “Commentary: China’s impressive record in climate change fuels questions of global leadership”

Vietnam’s solar power market: attractive but risky

Last update 08:04 | 15/12/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is considered the second biggest potential market in Southeast Asia for solar power.


 

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Vietnam has great potentials for solar power

The electricity demand in Vietnam is predicted to increase by 11 percent per annum, or 20 billion kwh in the next years.

Under the 2011-2020 national electricity development plan, Vietnam would have 850 MW of solar electricity by 2020, 4,000 MW by 2025 and 12,000 MW by 2030. Continue reading “Vietnam’s solar power market: attractive but risky”

SKorean group to build $450 million solar power plant in Bạc Liêu

Update: September, 18/2017 – 09:00

 

Leaders of Bạc Liêu Province and SY Group sign MoU to build a solar power project in the province. — Photo moitruong.net.vn

Viet Nam News BẠC LIÊU — The Department of Planning and Investment of the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Korea-based SY Group to build a solar power project in Đông Hải District.

Under the MoU, the SY Group will construct a 400ha solar power plant in Long Điền Đông Commune, Đông Hải District, by June 2019 with a total investment of more than VNĐ10.24 trillion, or over US$450.5 million.

The first phase of the project will have a capacity of 50MW while the second will bring the capacity up to 300MW. Continue reading “SKorean group to build $450 million solar power plant in Bạc Liêu”

Thúc đẩy chuyển dịch Năng lượng tái tạo toàn cầu

Những điểm nổi bật Báo cáo hiện trạng năng lượng tái tạo toàn cầu REN21 – 2017

Ấn phẩm năm 2017 của báo cáo Hiện trạng Năng lượng Tái tạo Toàn cầu REN21 (GSR) cho thấy một sự chuyển đổi năng lượng. toàn cầu đang diễn tiến thuận lợi với những con số về công suất lắp đặt mới của năng lượng tái tạo, chi phí giảm nhanh, đặc biệt là năng lượng mặt trời và năng lượng gió, cùng với tăng trưởng kinh tế và giảm phát thải khí nhà từ ngành năng lượng (CO2) liên tiếp trong ba năm. Bằng việc áp dụng giải pháp sáng tạo và bền vững hơn để đáp ứng nhu cầu năng lượng thông qua quy hoạch liên ngành, các mô hình kinh doanh mới và ứng dụng sáng tạo hơn các công nghệ, chúng ta đang đẩy nhanh quá trình chuyển đổi toàn diện để thoát khỏi một thế giới đang cạn kiệt nhiên liệu hóa thạch

XEM BÁO CÁO BẰNG TIẾNG VIỆT TẠI ĐÂY http://www.ren21.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GSR2017_KF_vietnamese_low2.pdf

Và các ngôn ngữ khác http://www.ren21.net/status-of-renewables/global-status-report/

 

DEA and MOIT jointly launch Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017

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Today Mr. Thomas Egebo, Permanent Secretary of State, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and Mr. Hoang Quoc Vuong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) in Vietnam signed the Programme Document of the Energy Partnership Programme between Viet Nam and Denmark. The signing marks the beginning of another three years of close cooperation between the Danish Energy Agency and Ministry of Industry and Trade with a total budget of 21.6m DKK. Continue reading “DEA and MOIT jointly launch Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017”

Quyết định số: 11/2017/QĐ-TTg Về Cơ chế Phát triển các Dự án Điện Mặt trời tại Việt Nam

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Hà Nội, ngày 11 tháng 4 năm 2017

 

QUYẾT ĐỊNH

VỀ CƠ CHẾ KHUYẾN KHÍCH PHÁT TRIỂN CÁC DỰ ÁN ĐIỆN MẶT TRỜI TẠI VIỆT NAM

Căn cứ Luật tổ chức Chính phủ ngày 19 tháng 6 năm 2015;

Căn cứ Luật điện lực ngày 03 tháng 12 năm 2004; Luật sửa đổi, bổ sung một số điều của Luật điện lực ngày 20 tháng 11 năm 2012;

Căn cứ Luật đầu tư ngày 26 tháng 11 năm 2014;

Căn cứ Luật xây dựng ngày 18 tháng 6 năm 2014;

Theo đề nghị của Bộ trưởng Bộ Công Thương;

Thủ tướng Chính phủ ban hành Quyết định về cơ chế khuyến khích phát triển các dự án điện mặt trời tại Việt Nam.

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Điều 1. Phạm vi điều chỉnh

Quyết định này quy định về cơ chế khuyến khích phát triển các dự án điện mặt trời tại Việt Nam. Continue reading “Quyết định số: 11/2017/QĐ-TTg Về Cơ chế Phát triển các Dự án Điện Mặt trời tại Việt Nam”