ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Vietnam's energy plan delayed for 2 years, risking blackouts

Decarbonization goals, low costs prove difficult balance for officials

HANOI -- Vietnam's government is more than two years behind schedule on deciding a 10-year energy plan through 2030, as skyrocketing costs of liquefied natural gas leave officials scrambling for an affordable path to carbon neutrality.

"I didn't think it would be delayed this much," said an employee of a foreign power-related company, summoning up the sentiment among expats here.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more