Indonesia, Denmark step up energy cooperation ASEAN

Indonesia, Denmark step up energy cooperation

Danish Queen Margrethe II will embark on her first-ever state visit to Indonesia at the end of October on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Wind power leader sees potential in Vietnam Business

Wind power leader sees potential in Vietnam

The world's leading wind energy company Vestas from Denmark has said that it saw huge potential for wind power development in Vietnam and promised to help the country make wind a sustainable energy solution.
Business

Reforms of fossil fuel fiscal policy - not only price

The President of Vietnam has committed to eliminating ineffective fossil fuel subsidies, which is in line with the country’s National Strategy on Green Growth. However, a lot of challenges remain in realising this goal.
Business

Fiscal policy shake-up in energy sector needed

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) experts in Vietnam have pressed for the overall financial reform of the energy sector, including prices of fossil fuels, as Vietnam is restructuring its economy aligned with its shift to a sustainable green growth model.
Vinacomin aims to export over three million tonnes of coal Business

Vinacomin aims to export over three million tonnes of coal

The Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) targets to sell 11 million tonnes of coal in the last three months of this year, including 3-3.5 million tonnes for export, based on forecasts of increasing domestic demand for the fossil fuel.
Society

ADB finances first EAGA clean energy project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Indonesia ’s Government will build a cross-border power transmission line to bring cleaner and greener electricity to 8,000 households in the country’s West Kalimantan province.
Society

Southern hub embraces CNG bus fleet

The number of buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to reach 350 in 2015, according to the Transport Development and Strategy Institute under the Ministry of Transport.
Business

Int’l company plans biomass production in Vietnam

Innovative Engineering Ventures (IEV) on March 22 said it will enter the renewable energy business through biomass production in Vietnam, as part of its efforts to explore opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
Sci-Tech

Nuclear power safety spotlighted at seminar

Sharing hard-earned experience in using nuclear power for peaceful purposes was the focus of discussions among Vietnamese and Japanese experts and managers at a recent seminar in Hanoi.
UNDP releases human progress report Society

UNDP releases human progress report

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012, entitled “A planet to share – Sustaining human progress in a changing climate” in Hanoi on May 15.
Vietnam prioritises safety for nuclear energy Politics

Vietnam prioritises safety for nuclear energy

Vietnam allocates top priority to safety in its nuclear energy development policy, a senior Vietnamese official said at the 12 th ministerial meeting of the Forum on Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) in Tokyo on Dec. 16.