Climate Depot's Marc Morano: "Jane Fonda moved to DC so she could get arrested every Friday at the U.S. Capitol to protest U.S. energy policy and lobby for the Green New Deal. The question looms: Will Jane Fonda return to Hanoi to protest Vietnam's rapid acceleration of coal and oil to cloth and feed its population?! If coal and oil use allegedly threaten a 'climate emergency', why isn't Fonda heading back to Hanoi to protest the Vietnamese government's fossil fuel use?"
Steve Milloy of JunkScience.com: "Vietnam can't build enough coal plants soon enough to keep pace with its booming economy. Now that Hanoi Jane has become Climate Calamity Jane, her presence in Vietnam is probably no longer welcome."
HANOI - Reuters - Vietnam - Coal - Oil
HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s coal and crude oil imports surged in the first ten months of this year, government data released on Tuesday showed, highlighting the Southeast Asian country’s increasing reliance on imported energy to support its fast-growing economy.
Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, backed by robust exports and foreign investment. Economic growth this year is expected to surpass the government’s target range of 6.6%-6.8%, as the country benefits from the Sino-U.S. trade war.
Growth - Demand - Coal - Imports - Commodity
The strong growth has boosted demand for coal. Imports of the commodity, mostly from Australia and Indonesia, during the January-October period more than doubled from a year earlier to 36.8 million tonnes, valued at $3.25 billion, the Customs Department said in a statement.
The imported coal will mostly be used for the country’s growing fleet of coal-fired power plants, which will still play a key role in its power generation mix for the years to come even as Hanoi...
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