VN Renewable Energy Week 2018 underway

08/24/2018 12:00 AM

VGP - The Viet Nam Renewable Energy Week 2018 is taking place in Ha Noi from August 21, aiming to seek solutions to promote the development and use of renewable energy in the country.

The Viet Nam Renewable Energy Week 2018 will launch the initiative “Millions of green houses for a prosperous Viet Nam”.

During the event, relevant parties will focus on measures to remove difficulties and obstacles in developing renewable energy, thus creating breakthroughs to bring benefit to Viet Nam.

The event brings together high level decision makers, leading international and national experts and practitioners in energy sectors to address key clean energy challenges, successes and innovations in Viet Nam.

Enhanced networking opportunities will be structured to maximize fruitful interactions between attendees from governments, development partners, private sectors, academia and members of Viet Nam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA).

In addition, it aims to raise public awareness of the feasibility and benefits of renewable energy, calling for their actions to promote the process.

Based on the contents of discussion at the event, policy recommendations will be proposed and submitted to the State management agencies and related sides.

Renewable energy is playing an important role in rural development in Viet Nam, contributing to creating more incomes for farmers and modernizing agricultural production.

Apart from bringing economic benefits to rural areas, renewable energy is also a domestic energy source that can help Viet Nam become more proactive in its energy supply and reduce its dependence on fluctuations in the global oil, coal and gas prices.

In 2015, the Prime Minister approved a renewable energy development strategy by 2030 with a vision to 2050, which targeted an increase in the ratio of power generated from renewable energy to 32 percent by 2030 and 43 percent by 2050.

The national project for power development in 2011-2020 also identified developing renewable energy as a breakthrough to ensure the security of the nation’s energy supplies, and reduce the negative impact of generating power on the environment.

VSEA initiated the first Renewable Energy Week in 2016, and it is now the annual forum for interested stakeholders to discuss their concerns and ideas, and to propose solutions for energy transition in Viet Nam.

The event runs until August 26.

By Vien Nhu