VIETNAM – Realising Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Potential (Le Viet Phu and Thach Phuoc Hung, ISEAS)

• Vietnam’s electricity demand has been growing at more than 10 per cent per year for the last two decades, outstripping its annual GDP growth rate.
• The domestic supply of cheap electricity from hydropower and coal has largely fuelled Vietnam’s socio-economic development in the past. New sources of these are becoming increasingly scarce.
• Most coal-fired power plants are running far behind schedule, and are no longer favoured by international financial backers. They are highly polluting, leading to growing domestic opposition against their use.
• Vietnam possesses vast potential solar and wind resources, which can help diversify the country’s energy mix and contribute to economic growth.
• However, Vietnam needs to overcome many legal, human-resource and economic challenges to take advantage of these abundant renewable resources.

Marco Emanuele
Marco Emanuele è appassionato di cultura della complessità, cultura della tecnologia e relazioni internazionali. Approfondisce il pensiero di Hannah Arendt, Edgar Morin, Raimon Panikkar. Marco ha insegnato Evoluzione della Democrazia e Totalitarismi, è l’editor di The Global Eye e scrive per The Science of Where Magazine. Marco Emanuele is passionate about complexity culture, technology culture and international relations. He delves into the thought of Hannah Arendt, Edgar Morin, Raimon Panikkar. He has taught Evolution of Democracy and Totalitarianisms. Marco is editor of The Global Eye and writes for The Science of Where Magazine.

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