Vietnam’s thirst for energy is growing, and being quenched with power stations powered by fossil fuels. Renewables have yet to be tapped, even though the country’s geographical situation makes wind energy and hydropower viable alternatives. Private investors often face administrative hurdles. The GIZ German Society for International Cooperation is helping Vietnam iron out the difficulties and advising the government on ways to promote green energy. It’s also providing logistical and technical aid in training skilled Vietnamese workers and setting up wind parks.