Cần Thơ has set its sights on becoming a low-carbon city within a decade by reducing emissions. — VNA/VNS Photo
CẦN THƠ — The People's Committee of Cần Thơ plans to turn the city into the low-carbon city.
Đào Anh Dũng, deputy chairman of its People’s Committee, said a low-carbon city is one that uses clean energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal instead of hydrocarbons.
For this, the city will focus on solar and wind energy, ensuring there is 12,000MW of solar power and 12,000MW of wind power by 2030.
Then, by 2050, it will increase the production of renewable energy to at least 20 per cent of demand.
The plan is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.
As a dynamic socio-economic hub of the Mekong region, the city would strive to become the first locality there to replace non-renewable energy with renewables, Dũng said.
Nguyễn Chí Kiên, deputy director of the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said to achieve the goal the department would work with related units to study the total energy demand.
They would develop technologies to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, he said.
The city will study population growth, the size of its economy and transportation requirements to set up a low-carbon model.
It is also looking at assistance from developed countries to quickly achieve all its goals. — VNS