(VEN) - Facing a low energy supply and difficulties in production and trade, construction material companies in Hanoi have highlighted energy efficient production as a way out. At the Training Conference "Promotion of Energy Efficient Building Material Production" organized by the Vietnam Ministry of Construction and the Hanoi Energy Conservation Center (EEC-Hanoi), Vietnam Economic News' reporter Bao Ngoc spoke with Nguyen Minh An, the deputy director of EEC-Hanoi. In recent years, the growth of Vietnamese enterprises has been recognized generally at an annual 10-percent rate. Increased production has caused an increase in related energy consumption. At present, the total energy consumed by the building material sector accounts for approximately 20 percent of the country's total consumption. However the sector has great potential to save 10-40 percent energy consumption which makes it a key focus in the energy efficient production campaign. The existing global economic … [Read more...] about Production Enterprises and the Energy Question
VietNamNet Bridge - The government's plan to pump more fuel into state-run PetroVietnam has hit a snag. … [Read more...] about PVN funding questioned
It will not be known when Japan will restart a nuclear power? The country will be completely dependent on imported fossil fuels? Earlier this month 5/2012, Japan was closed nuclear reactor last of its 54 furnaces. Technology Review Report it was raised the issues: it would not be known the time to restart Japan nuclear power? The country will be completely dependent on imported fossil fuels? Japan was third in the world of nuclear energy, losing from the U.S. and France. Before the earthquake and tsunami in March / 011, 30% of Japan's energy is nuclear energy. Hydropower and renewable energy accounted for only 10%. Fossil energy accounted the highest proportion of imported fuels. In 1973, import dependency has put Japan on the boundaries of the disaster, when supplies from the Middle East embargo. So Japan must step up its nuclear program, initiated in 1950. But by 2010, more than half of Japan's energy is from oil, of which 85% from the Middle East. After the accident of a … [Read more...] about Does Japan give up nuclear energy?
Mark Hughes has suggested pre-match handshakes should be abandoned ahead of QPR's clash with Chelsea, describing the ritual as "fundamentally flawed". Widespread reports in the English press claim Ferdinand will reject a handshake from Terry, and Hughes believes the formalities should therefore be left for after the match. … [Read more...] about Hughes questions pre-match handshake
Vietnam's Ambassador to the US, Le Cong Phung, has sent letters to nearly 140 US congressmen asking them to look into the US Agriculture Department's draft rules relating to Vietnam’s pangasius (“tra” and “basa”) fish. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is required under the US Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246) to promulgate regulations to govern the inspection of "catfish" by the USDA. The USDA is in the final stages of drafting new regulations to create a new definition of "catfish" and is considering to include Vietnamese tra and basa fish in this definition. The Ambassador drew the US congressmen’s attention to the fact that in 2002 the US Congress prevented Vietnam from calling tra and basa as "catfish". According to the diplomat, the P.L. 110-246, which the US government said would only serve to raise safety of foods imported into the US , was described by the public as creation of new barriers to trade in goods … [Read more...] about Ambassador questions US draft rules to re-name Vietnamese tra, basa fish