The total energy demand in fiscal 2006 in Vietnam was equivalent to 30 million tons of petroleum. By energy types, 46% was for biomass, 23% for petroleum, 17% for coal, 10% for natural gas, and 4% for hydraulic power, indicating the high degree of dependence on biomass energy. Main resources for the biomass energy (the quantity: 50 million tons per year) are rice husks, wood, droppings of animals, and agricultural waste.
The final actual energy consumption by divisions was 59% for home, 21% for industry, 15% for transportation, 4% for commerce, and 1% for agriculture. In Vietnam, 70% of population lives in rural areas where firewood, straw, and wood are used as the energy source for cooking at homes. Most of the biomass energy is utilized in rural areas as home energy. In Vietnam, they are exactly practicing a °»low-carbon society.°…
Fig Energy Consumption in Vietnam (Fuel Energy: 2006)
Fig Energy Consumption in Vietnam
Cf: The Nikkei Business Daily, IEA (International Energy Agency) data, etc.
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