Ultimate Energy Freedom

Learn How To Survive Energy Crisis

Get Instant Access

Energy security can be defined as the adequacy, reliability and affordability of energy supply to support the functioning of the economy and social development. In other worlds, energy security is the provision of sufficient energy to support economic and social activity with minimal disruption and at reasonable prices. Vietnam, a country that has emerged as one of the most active economies in the world in recent economic history, is also facing a visible set of challenges relating to energy security and climate change. An oil and gas production slowdown, electricity shortages, coal exploitation difficulties, and rapid energy demand will lead

Department of Energy Studies, Division of Energy System Research, Ajou University,

San 5, Woncheon Dong, Yeong Tong Gu, Suwon, Korea e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Vietnam to become a net importer of energy after the year 2010 [3]. In this context, energy security has risen to be one of the top priorities of Vietnam's national energy policy. Moreover, although Vietnam's energy consumption is still small with 25.9 million tons of oil equivalent (MTOE) in 2007, the country will be significantly affected by climate change. The objectives of this paper are to discuss the role of nuclear power in energy security and climate change in Vietnam, identify barriers to nuclear power development and finally, by referring to Korean experiences, suggest a more cautious nuclear power development plan for Vietnam.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Living Off The Grid

Living Off The Grid

Get All The Support And Guidance You Need To Be A Success At Living Off The Grid. This Book Is One Of The Most Valuable Resources In The World When It Comes To When Living Within The Grid Is Not Making Sense Anymore.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment