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Hanoi (VNA) –
Since 2017, the Vietnamese Government has issued a number of priority policies to develop renewable energy to boost production and attract domestic and foreign investment, heard a workshop in Hanoi on September 17.

As a result, in just two years, the proportion of renewable energy in the national electricity structure has increased rapidly to more than 9 percent with wind power and solar power being the two main sources.

These are positive changes that show the Government and people's efforts to reduce dependence on traditional forms of energy to protect the environment and promote Vietnam’s sustainable development, said Pham Ngoc Linh, Director of the Department of Science and Technology under the Party Central Commission for Popularisation and Education.

The important thing is to gradually improve the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy resources, he added.

According to Le Hai Dang, head of the strategy department from the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), 50 percent of electricity used in Vietnam at present are generated from coal-fired plants. 

In the past eight months, the country generated 2.8 billion kWh of electricity from renewable energy, surpassing the yearly estimate by 6 percent.

To ensure power supply through 2025, the EVN has proposed the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Industry and Trade continue encouraging the development of renewable energy projects according to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) pricing mechanism.

The workshop is part of the Vietnam Renewable Energy Week, which is running in Hanoi and the Mekong Delta province of An Giang from September 17 to 20./.