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This photograph taken on April 23, 2019 shows solar panel installation near a wind turbine at the Phu Lac wind farm in southern Vietnam’s Binh Thuan province. – For power-hungry Vietnam, coal is for now cheaper, more reliable and more familiar than renewables, which currently provide less than one percent of the country’s power generation. That number will inch upward to 2.3 percent by next year, according to Vietnam’s power plan, with private investment already rushing to fund wind and solar projects. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) / TO GO WITH Vietnam-climate-energy-coal, FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha with Jenny Vaughan