Increasing efficiency in public lighting
11:20 | 26/03/2015 Industry
(VEN) - According to the Energy Conservation Center of Ho Chi Minh City (ECC HCMC), electricity usage for lighting in Vietnam accounts for 35 percent of total power consumption, while this rate elsewhere in the world is only 16-17 percent. In big cities, high-pressure mercury or high-pressure sodium lights are still used for public lighting. In Hanoi, these non-eco-friendly types are found in 52 percent of all public lighting; in Bac Giang, 65 percent; in Tuyen Quang, 100 percent; and in Ben Tre, these high-pressure lights account for 83 percent of the public lighting total. As such, the potential for improvement in public lighting energy efficiency in Vietnam is huge, and solutions to increase energy efficiency have been applied in several localities, including Ben Tre Province.
PetroVietnam feels concerned for impending FTAs
14:30 | 24/03/2015 Industry
Vietnam’s oil giant PetroVietnam has just raised concerns over the country’s impending implementation of free trade agreements, claiming this could negatively affect budget contribution of the country’s first oil refinery at Dung Quat and the profitability of the group.
Binh Dinh Backs production in craft villages
08:10 | 20/03/2015 Industry
(VEN) - Binh Dinh Province is striving to provide support to local craft village production facilities with a series of attractive support policies on land, infrastructure, human resources training, and investment incentives.
Officials say price transparency needed
10:14 | 17/03/2015 Industry
Officials agreed on March 16 that they need to do more to ensure commodity prices operate on market mechanisms with greater transparency, even as national utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) was roundly criticised for opacity in its price calculations.
Vinh Phuc improves power-saving activities
18:14 | 10/03/2015 Industry
(VEN) - Recognizing that efficient energy use garners high savings, both environmentally and economically, in recent years, the Vinh Phuc Power Company (PC Vinh Phuc) has focused on the implementation of efficient energy use in its national target programs.