Renewable energy projects up in 10 months


Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — An average of nine projects in power generation and distribution were registered every month since June 2017, according to the Việt Nam Renewable Energy Report 2018.

The report was released by the financial and business information corporation, Stoxplus.

The registration of projects followed the Government’s approval of the price of 9.35 US cents per kilo-watt hour Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for solar projects.

According to Stoxplus, foreign and local investors are excited about renewable energy in Việt Nam, which is expected to grow at 23.2 per cent annually during 2020-30.
Continue reading “Renewable energy projects up in 10 months”


RENEWABLES 2018 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT: A comprehensive annual overview

This document presents the overarching trends and development from 2018 so that policy makers and others can more easily understand the significance of the latest renewable energy development. It outlines what is happening to drive the energy transition and details why it is not happening fast enough or as fast as possible. It draws on the meticulously documented data found in REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. See the endnotes and methodological notes in the full report for further details at

Vietnam’s Champion for Renewable Energy: Q&A with Goldman Prize Winner Khanh Nguy Thi


Khanh Nguy Thi grew up near a coal plant in Bac Am, a village in northern Vietnam. While Nguy Thi’s lifelong dream was to become a diplomat, the memory of pollution in her hometown pulled her toward work in water conservation and community development.

In 2011, Khanh founded the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) to promote sustainable energy development in Vietnam. She also started the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance, a network of 11 Vietnamese and international environmental organizations that collaborate on regional energy issues. Continue reading “Vietnam’s Champion for Renewable Energy: Q&A with Goldman Prize Winner Khanh Nguy Thi”

Renewable power could make hydrogen cheaper than gas, study finds

A pioneering power plant in northeast Germany that converts renewable energy into hydrogen could be a common sight in the near future.

Hydrogen prices are set to fall dramatically if enough surplus solar and wind energy can be utilised in the gas’s production, according to a new study which says hydrogen could even become cheaper than natural gas.

A major dilemma for European electricity providers and grid operators is how best to integrate intermittent renewables into the current system. Clean power often goes to waste because of inflexibility and insufficient storage options.

Electricity interconnectors are expensive projects that often have a political dimension to them and battery technologies are still not at a point where they can be rolled out on a large scale. Continue reading “Renewable power could make hydrogen cheaper than gas, study finds”

Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design


Auctions for contracts to develop power-generation capacity have emerged as an essential policy instrument for many countries to promote the transition to renewable energy sources and technologies. This six-volume guide from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) notes more than 60 countries using renewable energy auctions by 2015, mainly in order to attract competition and drive down costs.

Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design aims to advise policy makers on the implications of different approaches to such auctions. The set – structured around key auction design elements – offers choices and recommendations to support optimal decision-making in different contexts. Auction designs can emphasise cost effectiveness, supply security or socio-economic development objectives. Continue reading “Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design”

Renewable Energy Doesn’t Get More In Subsidies Than Fossil & Nuclear Energy Have Gotten and Continue To Get


January 26th, 2018 by 

This article is part of our “CleanTechnica Answer Box” collection. For some reason, there are certain anti-cleantech talking points that get thrown around over and over that are absolute bunk. We got tired of dealing with the same myths repeatedly and also saw others who spent time responding to these untruths in many discussions on CleanTechnica and elsewhere could use some help more efficiently and effectively doing so, so at the suggestion of a reader we created this resource in the same vein as Skeptical Science’s responses to global warming & climate change myths.

Myth: renewable energy gets subsidies whereas fossil fuels and nuclear energy don’t. Continue reading “Renewable Energy Doesn’t Get More In Subsidies Than Fossil & Nuclear Energy Have Gotten and Continue To Get”

Khủng hoảng kim loại đất hiếm: ngành năng lượng sạch đừng lo lắng

Rare-earth stock prices from 2007 to 2017

“Nguyên tố Đất hiếm” là 17 nguyên tố hóa học với tên gọi lạ lùng và đặc điểm không bình thường. Số nguyên tử của chúng là từ 57-71, 21 và 39. Hai phân nhóm nhỏ hơn, một nhóm là hiếm hơn và vì thế có giá trị hơn nhóm còn lại, có đặc điểm hóa học tương tự, vì vậy chúng thường được tìm thấy và khai thác cùng nhau.

Mặc dù tên gọi là hiếm, đất hiếm không phải là chất hiếm về mặt địa lý nhưng được phân tán rộng khắp lớp vỏ trái đất. Tuy nhiên, đất hiếm được khai thác ở một vài nơi và bởi một vài công ty bởi vì chúng thường không xuất hiện tập trung một chỗ với lượng lớn. Hơn nữa khai thác mỏ ngày càng nhiều chi phí và rủi ro, thị trường đất hiếm trên thế giới không lớn (vài tỷ đô la một năm), dễ bay hơi, phức tạp và bị chi phối bởi Trung Quốc, nơi mà không phải tất cả các mỏ và xuất khẩu khoáng sản đều hợp pháp và minh bạch. Một chuyên gia kết luận rằng khoảng một nửa số đất hiếm được sản xuất trên toàn cầu năm 2015 không nằm trong thống kê chính thức.
Continue reading “Khủng hoảng kim loại đất hiếm: ngành năng lượng sạch đừng lo lắng”

Long-Term Clean Energy Optimism, Short-Term Caution

By Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board 
and Angus McCrone, Chief Editor
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

At the beginning of 2017, we drew an analogy between the clean energy sector and the great explorers of the 15th and 16th centuries, embarking on epic journeys, driven by the scale the opportunities they knew awaited them, but facing quite extraordinary danger and uncertainty.

Well, our battle-hardened fleet managed during 2017 to make some good progress towards Eldorado, despite all the storms thrown at it.

2017 looks certain to be the eighth successive year in which global clean energy investment has been in the range of $250 billion to $350 billion; there is a good chance that it will end up a touch higher than last year’s figure of $287.5 billion. Once again, we have seen substantial reductions in the cost of renewable energy, so that 2017 will certainly see another record for new capacity installations. Continue reading “Long-Term Clean Energy Optimism, Short-Term Caution”

Bac Lieu has high hopes for renewable energy

Last update 07:50 | 15/01/2018
VietNamNet Bridge – Soon after the Prime Minister agreed to Bac Lieu province’s proposal to cancel the Cai Cung thermopower project, investors visited the area to seek opportunities to develop renewable power projects.

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Vietnam wants to develop ‘clean power’

Duong Thanh Trung, chair of Bac Lieu‘s People’s Committee, in late 2017 confirmed that the PM had agreed to remove Cai Cung project from the electricity development program. This will pave the way for the province to step up the development of renewable energy.

He revealed that many investors had come to Bac Lieu, promising investment capital of VND100 trillion for green energy. Continue reading “Bac Lieu has high hopes for renewable energy”

12 Charts That Shook the Earth in 2017: trends in the global energy transformation

by Emma Foehringer Merchant 
January 09, 2018


1. Here comes storage

Toward the end of last year, Tesla installed the largest lithium-ion battery ever deployed in South Australia. It was a high-profile example of a powerful trend: storage combinations that are starting to compete with natural-gas power plants.

According to a GTM Research analysis of South Australia’s electricity market, by 2025, solar-plus-storage and standalone batteries will compete with new and existing open-cycle gas turbines for meeting peak load. By 2035, renewables and storage will beat gas for baseload and peak power. Continue reading “12 Charts That Shook the Earth in 2017: trends in the global energy transformation”

Đinh chính những hiểu lầm về năng lượng tái tạo tại Việt Nam (P5)

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