Encouragement of Energy Efficiency R&D in Viet Nam
Policy measure

Viet Nam has no specific policy on research and development (R&D) in energy efficiency and conservation, but has a number of measures that encourage its incorporation in the national energy policy and other related legal framework documents (APERC, 2010):

  • “The decision on “The National Energy Development Strategy of Vietnam for the period up to 2020 with outlook to 2050” pointed out in Item d of Article 4: ‘The policy on encouraging energy conservation and energy efficiency needs to define concrete requirements on energy saving in intensive energy use sectors; encouraging application of energy efficient equipment and technologies’.

  • The Decree on Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency (102/2003/ND-CP) stipulates that R&D should be a main tool for improvement of energy efficiency in various sectors in Viet Nam. The decree also mandates various organizations in the government at central and local levels to put reasonable efforts into R&D for energy efficiency improvement. The contents of energy efficiency R&D in the decree are: development of suitable energy efficiency and conservation technologies in the industrial sector; promotion of those technologies developed from R&D efforts and improvement of energy efficiency in production activities of Vietnamese people especially in the rural and remote areas. The decree also calls the government to allocate a suitable budget for R&D work in energy efficiency improvements from the Science-Technology Research and Development Fund.”

“Until now, Viet Nam’s R&D is under the purview of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). MOST is also responsible for setting up long- and medium-term R&D programs and budget allocations. In this regard, there are no any specific action plans or programs developed in accordance to the measures stipulated in the above documents on the R&D for energy efficiency improvements so far.” (APERC, 2010)


Due to the lack of information on the implementation period, the most recent year has been applied.

Implementation
No identified implementation measures.
Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes
No identified outcomes.
References

APERC (Asia-Pacific Energy Research Center), 2010. Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies - Viet Nam. Tokyo. Available at: www.ieej.or.jp/aperc/CEEP/2010/Vietnam_2010.pdf.