What will Vietnam's energy future look like?
Under the government's latest baseline scenario, coal would remain Vietnam's most important source of energy until 2030 with more than 36 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and up to 11 new coal-fired power plants to be built in coming years, up from about 21 GW in 2020 and 30 GW in 2025.
Will Vietnam's coal power development plans change?
Vietnam, one of the world's top 20 coal users, has seen protracted wrangling among competing government interests over its power development plans for this decade, and there may be further changes in the weeks and months ahead, Vietnam-based investors said.
What is the updated draft of Vietnam's 'just energy transition partnership'?
The updated draft, dated Nov. 11, was circulated by Vietnam's industry ministry as climate negotiators from the Group of Seven nations failed to clinch a financing deal with Vietnam on a "Just Energy Transition Partnership" at the global climate COP27 summit, which ended in Egypt on Sunday.
Can a power deal be reached in Vietnam?
Many Vietnam-based investors and diplomats doubt a deal can be reached, however, unless it is substantially sweetened, while the disagreements within the Vietnam government over power development will remain a formidable obstacle.