Stuck in the pipeline: Vietnam’s coal projects stall while renewables surge

Solar power in Vietnam

August 2019 Fifty-seven per cent of Vietnam’s planned coal power capacity has faced repeated delay, with postponements to 93% of the projects financed by private, often foreign investors, under the “build-operate-transfer” model. Across the projects, investors are struggling with a cumulative delay of 100 years. Meanwhile, approved solar and wind … Read More

Talanx leaves open loopholes to underwrite Vietnamese coal power

10 May 2019 German insurer Talanx announced last month it planned to stop underwriting new coal power plants and coal mines, and envisages that its portfolio would no longer include any coal-fired power plants or coal mines from 2038 onward. While this sounds good on paper, its policy has significant … Read More

The financial backers of Vietnam’s latest 3 power stations

Reuters is reporting that, with Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc preparing to visit Japan, licences will be awarded on three proposed new coal-fired power stations that would be heavily backed by Japanese funding. The article does not name the plants, but Market Forces is aware that the three mentioned are Namh … Read More