On Saturday, October 22nd 2011, a seminar was held on “Power Consumption Efficiency in Vietnam” in Hanoi. It was co-organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), and the Green Generation Network and Live & Learn Vietnam. It brought together young students, NGO workers, researchers, journalists, and interested participants in an open discussion about the energy problems we are facing today.
The three guest speakers invited were Prof. Pham Duy Hien, former Deputy Director of Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VAEI), and Director of the Dalat Nuclear Research Reactor (DNRR); Ms. Nadja Charaby, Director of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and Mr. Hoang Duc Minh, Director of the Raising Awareness on Environment and Climate Change Program. Their knowledge and expertise on energy, environment and development issues contributed greatly to the success of the event.
The seminar focused on two key issues related to energy consumption in Vietnam. These issues were: (i) electricity consumption in Vietnam, as well as (ii) solutions to energy problems. Another component of the seminar was the exchange of experiences of youth initiatives to save energy in Vietnam.
The seminar also involved young students in an open dialogue with guest speakers where they shared and discussed the opportunities and challenges of new types of energies for Vietnam.