Vietnam to phase out coal, invest in gas and renewables

Vietnam’s prime minister says the country will stop building coal power plants and look to gas and renewables to power its electricity grid. In a statement on the government website, Nguyen Tan Dung said new energy plans should protect the environment and strictly follow “international commitments on cutting emissions.” The government would also review the development plans of all coal-fired power plants, said Dung. The announcement appears to contradict energy plans outlined in 2015, which…

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Vietnam to phase out coal, invest in gas and renewables

Vietnam’s prime minister says the country will stop building coal power plants and look to gas and renewables to power its electricity grid. In a statement on the government website, Nguyen Tan Dung said new energy plans should protect the environment and strictly follow “international commitments on cutting emissions.” The government would also review the development plans of all coal-fired power plants, said Dung. The announcement appears to contradict energy plans outlined in 2015, which…

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