Back to Hanoi for Jane Fonda!? Vietnam can’t build coal plants fast enough as economy booms – Fonda urged to take her DC climate protest to Hanoi instead


By: - Climate DepotNovember 12, 2019 9:36 AM with 0 comments

Vietnam sees massive increase in coal, oil use – Jane Fonda urged to take her DC climate protest to Hanoi instead

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Reuters: Vietnam’s coal, crude oil imports surge on rising energy demand – November 12, 2019

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.

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 promotes renewables.

The country’s crude oil imports rose 80.6% from a year earlier to 6.8 million tonnes during the period, the department said.

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Flashback 1972: ‘Traitor’: ‘Hanoi Jane’ Fonda visits Vietnam – Patriot Post – Excerpt: She was born Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda, but earned her reputation as “Hanoi Jane” Fonda after “aiding and abetting” the enemy — North Vietnam — as documented in these photos taken in Hanoi (July 1972). Hanoi Jane on North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun: A few hundred yards from the location of this photograph, American POWs were being subjected to all manner of torture at the “Hanoi Hilton.”

Read the transcript of Hanoi Jane’s propaganda radio broadcast delivered in Hanoi, North Vietnam on August 22, 1972.

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