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Programming Sustainable Development in a Developing Country: A Social Optimization of the Vietnamese Power Sector A

Abstract : The kernel of this dissertation aims to exploit by optimisation methods and empirical studies the issues of sustainable development in the Vietnamese power sector for the next thirty years. It then examines the ways to implement sustainable energy options for the power sector in practice. To accomplish these two objectives, the study focuses on different, but related, issues with these two methodologies: (i) In the first part, we develop the bottom-up Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) model to provide a more exhaustive assessment of the current state and future prospects for the Vietnamese power sector in next three decades. Then, using a comparative analysis and a vulnerability analysis that is based on the IRP simulation, we analyze energy-development-related vulnerabilities that the sector could face, in terms of economic and socioenvironmental dimensions. We further develop the IRP model, in such a way representing realistically the marginal abatement costs of carbon emission reduction by considering non-zero carbon values and carbon emission constraints, in order to simulate sustainable energy supply options for the power sector. (ii) In the second part, we study the major barriers against the wider adoption of sustainable energy development options in practice by using analytical hierarchy process-based formal surveys among national experts. Then, we use an empirical analysis approach to examine different appropriate policy means including incentive instruments/schemes and sector reform for such sustainability of the power sector. To the end, we analyze the access to feasible financing sources for sustainable development in the Vietnamese power sector.
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Nhan Thanh Nguyen. Programming Sustainable Development in a Developing Country: A Social Optimization of the Vietnamese Power Sector A. Economics and Finance. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2011. English. ⟨tel-00593573⟩

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