Wind Power News: Vietnam
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Hundreds of villagers in central Vietnam’s Binh Dinh province held five local officials hostage for a day before releasing them late on Friday to demand that authorities free more than a dozen people detained for holding an environmental protest, according to sources. Residents of My Tho and My An communes, in Binh Dinh’s Phu My district, on Wednesday held a protest against what state media has reported are plans by Vietnam Trading Engineering Construction’s (Vietracimex) to construct a wind power . . . Complete story »
After a lot of disastrous consequences of hydropower plants have been found, wind power has been considered as the preeminent alternative solution. However, recent surveys have found that wind power also has certain impacts on the environment and the ecological balance as well. In the US, nearly 600,000 bats have been killed by the wind power plants’ turbines. Meanwhile, Vietnam plans to set up wind power plants in the areas which are the favorite spaces for salanganes. According to Nguyen . . . Complete story »
VIETNAM – Bach Long Vi Youth Island authorities in northern Hai Phong City have let the country’s first wind electricity farm fall into disuse since it broke down two years ago. The US$2 million wind farm on the island stopped operating in early 2006 after technicians from Spain, who had overseen the project, returned to their country. The island’s source of renewable energy worked during a three month testing and over one year’s guarantee period under the control of the Spanish . . . Complete story »