Energy development in the link with environmental protection for sustainable development in Vietnam

Posted at: WEDnesday - 20/06/2018 13:04 - post name: Cộng tác viên

 
Dr. Sc Nghiem Vu Khai – Vice President of VUSTA delivered opening speech

Dr. Sc Nghiem Vu Khai – Vice President of VUSTA delivered opening speech

On June 5, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) in collaboration with the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) organized a workshop on "Energy development in the link with environmental protection for sustainable development in Vietnam".

In giving the opening speech, Dr. Sc Nghiem Vu Khai - Vice President of the VUSTA said that moving to green energy is very important and necessary because Vietnam has been ranked among the five countries that will be most severely affected by climate change. Furthermore, green development is a smart direction for Vietnam, a country with rather abundant renewable energy potential, especially solar powerand wind power.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Khanh, director of GreenID revealed that therevised power plan VII has cut down about 20.000 MW of coalfired power, but thiscoal-based electricity generationwould still account for about 43% of the total power source by 2030. At present, the cost of coalfired power has been seen cheaper than renewable energy because it is not included external costs (environmental, social, health costs, etc).

She added that the revised power plan VII will help Vietnam to strengthen national energy security by reducing dependence on imported coal, reducing number of new power plants construction and reducing the pressure to investment capital mobilization (about 60 billion dollars)for these thermal coalpower plant projects, especially  reducing emissions about 116 million tons of CO2 and air and water pollution.

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Ms Nguy Thi Khanh – Director of GreenID

She expressed that if Vietnam applies energy efficiency policies in combination with renewable energy developmen it could help to cut down about 30,000 MW of thermal coal generated by 2030, equivalent to 25 coalfired power plants.

Many participants agreed that the safest and affordable way to meet Vietnam's future energy demand is to cut down greenhouse gas emissions, 30,000 MW of coal fired power, equivalent to 25 coalfired power plants – which replaced by increasing energy efficiency andrenewable energy.

At the seminar, experts suggested that it should apply a mandate of using energy saving and efficiency such as solar energy for buildings, roofs instead of the current policy on encouraging energy conservation and efficiency as well astake into account application and innovation of the renewable energy technologynew technologies in renewable energy. In addition, it is necessary to have stakeholders consultation in implementation of the revised power plan 7.

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Mr. Rainer Brohm, renewable energy expert – RB Renewable Energy Consulting, Berlin

Author: HT
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