By Duc Minh March 19, 2021 | 10:14 am GMT+7 VNExpressVinh Tan Power Plant 4 in the central province of Binh Thuan. Photo by Shutterstock/pDang86.Despite the associated environmental problems, Vietnam cannot do without coal-fired power plants for another 15 years at least, experts say.
There is no current alternative that can help Vietnam ensure energy security and maintain stable prices, they add.
There are several coal-fired plants in the pipeline, set to be be built by 2025, including the Nam Dinh 1 and Thai Binh 2 in northern Vietnam, and even after 2035 the country will still need a small number of coal-fired plants to keep prices from rising too high, the Institute of Energy says in a comment on the country’s latest energy development plan.
Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam needs coal-fired plants for 15 years at least”
Lỗ hổng an ninh năng lượng – Bài 1: Trĩu nặng “nỗi lo than”
Thanh Hương – 15/05/2019 14:22
Trong 3 năm trở lại đây, đầu tư cho ngành năng lượng, gồm điện – than – dầu khí, suy giảm đã tạo ra khoảng trống, gây áp lực lớn lên an ninh năng lượng của nước ta. Với một nền kinh tế có tốc độ tăng trưởng cao, liên tục, để thoát “bẫy thu nhập trung bình”, thì an ninh năng lượng phải là trụ cột trong chính sách phát triển, chứ không thể là “gót chân Asin” của nền kinh tế.
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(Bloomberg) — Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need. Vietnam may scale back a plan to boost coal’s role in its power generation as financial restrictions and local environmental concerns make it more difficult to build plants. The National Steering Committee for Power Development has recommended eliminating about 15 gigawatts of planned new coal plan
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Date: February 19, 2019
Summary:With data and modelling from almost 8,000 coal power plants, researchers present the most comprehensive global picture to date of climate and human health impacts from coal power generation.
Coal-fired power plants produce more than just the carbon dioxide that contributes to global warming. When burning coal, they also release particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury — thus damaging the health of many people around the world in various ways. To estimate where action is most urgently required, the research group led by Stefanie Hellweg from ETH Zurich’s Institute of Environmental Engineering modelled and calculated the undesired side effects of coal power for each of the 7,861 power plant units in the world.