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Vietnam aims doubling use of renewables by 2030 to slash CO2

Power shortages loom, but climate fears drive country away from coal reliance

A floating system of solar power panels in Da Mi, Vietnam: The Southeast Asian country is hitting its solar targets six years ahead of schedule.   © Sipa/AP

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam aims to double use of renewable energy and slash carbon emissions 15% by 2030, which could reduce reliance on coal in a country threatened by climate change and power outages.

Solar, wind and other alternative energy will comprise 15% to 20% of the power supply within a decade, according to a Monday post on the government website, up from roughly 10% now.

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