Energy dilemma weighs on Vietnam

State planners say more than 50% of national power will be coal-fired by 2030, a big boost in the fossil fuel's use that will worsen pollution and undercut climate change goals

August 21, 2017 5:32 PM (UTC+8)
A Vietnamese couple hawks coal bricks in downtown Hanoi in a file photo. Vietnam plans to expand its use of coal for its fast rising energy needs. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
A Vietnamese couple hawks coal bricks in downtown Hanoi in a file photo. Vietnam plans to expand its use of coal for its fast rising energy needs. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
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