Report: Vietnam to build 90 new coal-fired power stations

Vietnam plans to build 90 coal-fired plants over the next 15 years because the economically booming nation has undergone frequent energy shortages, recently exacerbated by drought that diminished the output of the country's hydroelectric dams.

The government  reportedly stated it will invest $83 billion to build the coal plants, which will double the country's energy production by 2020, providing over 100,000 megawatts.