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Hanoi (VNA) – Low-cost models and sustainable energy solutions applied for the community in rural and mountainous areas were introduced at a recent seminar in Hanoi, which was jointly held by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Live & Learn and the French Cultural Centre (L’Espace) in Hanoi.

Among the solutions were wind-power generators using recycled materials for the community living on Red River’s sand-bank, renovated cooking stove for rural and mountainous households, and air filter using solar power.

Nguyen Tuan Anh, Director of the The he xanh (Green Generation) JSC, held that using traditional stoves of Vietnam is harmful for both human health and the environment.

Therefore, the company has developed new models of cooking stoves to save materials and protect people’s health and the environment by reducing carbon emissions.

As the company’s calculation, the model will save 50-60 percent of firewood and reduce one tonne of CO2 each year as well as 85-90 percent of dust. The model is suitable to rural and mountainous areas, which will be multiplied in the future, he said.

Meanwhile, the Green ID Vietnam also proposed the speeding up of projects to develop socio-economic benefits of developing renewable energy, including activities to popularize knowledge related to renewable energy and climate change response among policy-makers.

The using of traditional fuel such as fossil coal and oil has been popular in Vietnam, which caused environmental pollution and affected people’s health. In that context, renewable power development plans and solutions have been implemented throughout the country through Government’s programmes and efforts of social organisations and private firms.-VNA