By Anh Minh June 16, 2021 | 04:57 pm GMT+7 VNExpressWind turbines in the province of Bac Lieu, southern Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyet Nhi.Foreign and local investors have poured billions of dollars into developing offshore wind farms.
Thang Long Wind, a $11.9-billion, 3.4 GW offshore plant, is being built in the central province of Binh Thuan.
Installation of floats will be completed in July to gather oceanographic data related to waves, wind and currents.
La Gan, another offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Asia Petroleum Energy Corporation (Asia Petro), Novasia Energy Company and Danish fund management firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), will have a capacity of 3.5 GW and cost $10.5 billion.
NN – Phan Thanh, Tân Lập là hai xã phía Nam của huyện Lục Yên, một vùng đất sầm uất bên dòng sông Chảy, khi thủy điện Thác Bà hoàn thành nơi đây trở thành ‘ốc đảo’…
Trong ký ức của nhiều người trước khi nhà máy thủy điện Thác Bà chưa được xây dựng, dòng sông Chảy trở thành tuyến giao thông huyết mạch nối các tỉnh Phú Thọ, Tuyên Quang, Yên Bái, Lào Cai. Hai anh em Vũ Văn Uyên, Vũ Văn Mật đã chọn vùng đất ven sông Chảy lập đại bản doanh chống lại quan lại địa phương hà hiếp dân chúng, sau đó mở rộng sang tận Tuyên Quang, Lào Cai đào thành đắp lũy giúp vua Lê Anh Tông và Lê Trang Tông chống lại nhà Mạc, được phong là Gia quốc công, hay còn gọi là Chúa Bầu. Phần lớn những thành quách đã trở thành phế tích hay chìm dưới lòng hồ Thác Bà.
A renewable energy future is within our grasp: the technology is now widely available and cost-effective in most places around the world. But the current rates of deployment remain well below what is required to avert the worst impacts of climate change. The private sector is poised to invest billions of dollars to massively speed up, scale and support the energy transition. However, many investors, particularly in the private sector, are deterred by some of the risks related to renewable energy investments. As the energy transition is likely to be financed largely by the private sector, governments must work with the private sector to remove barriers and incentivize investment in renewable energy.
This working paper, produced in partnership with Ørsted, focuses on the challenges and solutions to scaling investment in renewable energy generation and provides actionable policy solutions to unlock the private sector investment needed to support the energy transition.
The global transition to renewable energy is likely to be financed largely by the private sector, including utility companies, corporations, project developers, and various investment funds.
One critical element of the energy transition will be decarbonization of the world’s electricity supply. The needed technology is developing rapidly and the scale of the requisite investment is manageable, but current rates of deployment remain well below what is required to avert the worst impacts of climate change.
Challenges that inhibit decarbonization of the power sector fall into three categories: market structure that lacks appropriate incentives to catalyze private investment in new projects, lack of public support for siting renewable energy development, and incompatible or inadequate grid infrastructure.
Governments will play a critical role in scaling renewable energy capacity by providing regulatory frameworks and policy solutions to the challenges that are slowing down private sector investment.
Top priorities for governments will be to establish renewable energy targets, policies, and market instruments that incentivize and de-risk green energy investments; improve planning and permitting, and address community concerns, while balancing other concerns; and invest in modern electricity grids and infrastructure.
Everyone agrees we want to avoid another ‘system black’ in South Australia. What’s contested is whether household solar exports should be allowed to be cut off by the system operator, under what circumstances, and who gets to decide?
New measures giving energy authorities powers to remotely switch off solar panels without householders’ knowledge has set a worrying precedent.
5 May 2021 (IEEFA Philippines): The race to develop liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities in the Philippines has gone from a marathon to a sprint but potential LNG investors must proceed at their own risk, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
“Officials in the Philippines have endorsed a rapid buildout of LNG import infrastructure due to the anticipated depletion of the Malampaya deepwater development, the country’s only domestic source of natural gas, and high GDP growth expected over the next decade,” says the report’s author IEEFA Energy Finance Analyst, Sam Reynolds.
By Anh Minh May 6, 2021 | 09:14 am GMT+7Workers fix electric cables in the southern province of Bac Lieu. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyet Nhi.
The Vietnamese government has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to complete the 2021-2030 energy development plan and submit it by mid-June this year.
It has also tasked the ministry with evaluating more carefully the capability of the national grid to prevent the problem of energy oversupply and make needed changes to the proposed Power Development Master Plan VIII.
One example is that the plan proposes to have 167,000 megawatts of generation capacity nationwide by 2030 while maximum demand is projected at 86,500 megawatts, it said.
By Nguyen Quy April 17, 2021 | 05:06 pm GMT+7 VNExpressVietnam’s largest wind power plant begins operation in central Ninh Thuan Province on April 16, 2021. Photo courtesy of Government’s Portal.
HCMC-based energy firm Trungnam Group Friday has put its wind power plant in central Ninh Thuan Province into operation, considered the country’s largest to date.
The plant, which spreads over an area of 900 hectares in Thuan Bac District, has 45 turbines with a total capacity of 151.95 megawatts that costs VND4 trillion ($173.4 million), the Government portal reported.
The wind power plant is combined with a 204 MW solar power plant to form the solar-wind farm complex considered the largest in Southeast Asia. The complex will supply a total 950 million kWh per year for the country’s grid.
(KTSG) – Điện mặt trời hiện chiếm hơn 4% tổng sản lượng điện cả nước và dự kiến sẽ góp trên 9% tổng sản lượng năm 2021. Với nhiều GW điện mặt trời và điện gió được bổ sung thêm, Việt Nam đang nhanh chóng trở thành nước đi đầu tại Đông Nam Á về năng lượng sạch.
Điện mặt trời áp mái phần lớn đến từ doanh nghiệp thương mại và công nghiệp. Ảnh: H.P
Hệ thống năng lượng của Việt Nam đang thay đổi đáng kể trong hai năm qua, nhờ hàng tỉ đô la Mỹ từ nhà đầu tư tư nhân. Tăng từ 20 MW điện mặt trời đầu năm 2019 đến gần 20.000 MW – là một con số chưa từng có.
All it will take is VND1 million ($43) per person per year for Vietnam to get its entire power supply from nuclear plants.
Lately there has been a few articles about how Vietnam will feed its growing energy demand. And I usually feel sad for Vietnam when I read them because they support either coal and gas which pollute a lot or solar and windfarms which take a lot of space and need coal and gas to provide power when they don’t work anyway.
Humans using too much space is actually the first environmental threat according to the WWF. And a good example of the need for coal and gas when you have too much solar or windfarms is Germany. In contrast France produces the majority of its electricity from nuclear power and emits a lot less CO2 per megawatt.hour than Germany.
Cooling towers and high-tension electrical power lines are seen near the Golfech nuclear plant in France. Photo by Reuters.
Đầu năm 2020, Thủ tướng Chính phủ vừa ban hành Quyết định số 13/2020/QĐ-TTg về cơ chế khuyến khích phát triển điện mặt trời tại Việt Nam, gần như ngay lập tức, các nhà đầu tư khắp cả nước, như nằm chờ sẵn, chui lên từ đất lên, đồng loạt xuất hiện ở Nam Trung bộ và Tây Nguyên, biến nhiều diện tích đất chăn nuôi, trồng trọt, trang trại, thủy sản, thủy lợi, nông thôn… thành những dự án điện mặt trời và bằng mọi giá hoàn thành công trình, thực hiện mua bán điện với giá cực kỳ ưu đãi của Chính phủ mang lại hiệu quả, lợi nhuận lớn cho nhà đầu tư. Nhưng đổi lại các dự án điện mặt trời cũng tàn phá khủng khiếp các vùng sản xuất nông nghiệp, nông thôn.
Nhóm phóng viên Báo Nông nghiệp Việt Nam đã đi sâu tìm hiểu vạch trần những chiêu trò núp bóng nông nghiệp, nông thôn để thực hiện các dự án sai phạm, trục lợi chính sách. Cũng như sự làm ngơ, thiếu trách nhiệm, đùn đẩy trách nhiệm của các cơ quan, ban, ngành và chính quyền một số địa phương khu vực Nam Trung bộ và Tây Nguyên như thế nào?…
Vietnam needs to learn the right lessons from Germany’s experience – going from protests against renewable energy to becoming one of the top five nations in clean power.
I choose to talk about Germany because most of the feed-in-tariff policies for Vietnam’s renewable energy have been designed using the German model and built with consultation from the Deutshe Gesellschaftür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) or German Corporation for International Cooperation, an agency that provides services in the field of international development cooperation.
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Low power demand coupled with oversupply of electricity at times have forced authorities to cut the capacity of renewable energy plants in order to avoid overwhelming the national grid, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
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11 March (IEEFA Vietnam): Vietnam’s recently published draft power development plan for 2021-2030 (PDP8) has failed to acknowledge the importance of developing a more flexible system that can accommodate a changing technology mix, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
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The Texas energy crisis has become world news.
During last week’s extreme winter weather, surging electricity demand collided with falling generation, forcing the state’s grid operator to implement rolling blackouts. In many cases, blackouts lasted for over 24 hours, causing fuel and electricity supply shortages and disruptions throughout the gas supply chain. At least 4.5 million Texans were at one point without electricity and more than 30 deaths have been attributed to power losses, though the final toll could be much larger.