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Thu, 03/16/2023 - 09:17
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Vietnam, UK see huge cooperation potential in clean energy development

London, March 16 (VNA) – Vietnam's curent situation is similar to the UK's in the first decade of the 21st century, thus it can learn from and cooperate with the European country in the field of clean energy development, according to Dr. Dao Duc Cuong, an expert from Bradford University. Cuong said that the potential for cooperation between Vietnam and the UK, the first country in the world to institutionalise the net-zero emission target, is huge, as like the UK, Vietnam has a long coastline and great solar power potential, especially in the southern and south central regions as well as in the territorial waters in the south of the East Sea. Vietnam can learn from the experience of the UK, the world leading country in clean energy, in many aspects, including policy. The UK has applied the Contract-for-Difference (CfD) mechanism to support businesses to develop wind power projects, which has been effective in the past 10 years. Vietnam can also partner with the UK in personnel training as the UK has leading universities in the field of clean energy. Meanwhile, Vietnam can learn from the UK's measures to attract investment from world giants and build a system of industries and supporting industries for the renewable energy sector, thus become ready for the energy transition that can start right in the rest of the 2020s, he said. Vietnam, UK see huge cooperation potential in clean energy development hinh anh 2 Dr. Dao Duc Cuong (Photo courtesy of the expert) The expert highlighted that Vietnam is a country with the highest potential in Asia in terms of offshore wind power, which is drawing many large power firms from the UK and in the world. Cuong held that with its rich experience in offshore wind power development, the UK can assist Vietnam, especially in mechanisms and the development of supporting industries for wind power development. He said that during the construction of large-scale wind and solar power farms, Vietnam should upgrade its power transmission systems, and build more energy storage systems. The UK is also a good partner for Vietnam to cooperate in human resource training, thus supplementing and gradually transferring available human resources in the power and oil and gas industries to offshore wind power, said Cuong. He underlined that the development of clean energy, including wind power, is a challenge and also a great opportunity for Vietnam in the time to come./.