More energy efficiency needed for Vietnam’s development
Vietnam pledges to use energy more effectively and develop its energy network.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan told the recent meeting of the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil that the energy sector is committed to Vietnam’s Renewal process.
He noted that the sector has accomplished much in the exploration, exploitation, production, transmission, distribution and import-export of energy.
Nhan also pointed out the shortcomings of the energy sector such as poor efficiency and low per capita consumption compared to the world’s average figures. The development of electricity in rural and remote areas still faces difficulties, he added.
Nhan also called for financial and technological assistance from the international community to help Vietnam build national, regional and local energy plans; reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, shift the sector to a market economy-based mechanism; develop renewable energy from nuclear; wind and solar sources; and transfer energy-saving technologies.