The year 2020 marks a major turning point in the energy industry of Vietnam, with clean energy strengthening its solid position and establishing itself as a profitable sector with significant potential for development, while coal-fired thermal power no longer holding the position as a favoured energy source in the country. The information was shared in the Vietnam Energy Update Report 2020 recently released by the Centre of Media and Development Initiatives (MDI) under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations. The report examines key features of the development of Vietnam’s energy sector from August 2019 to August 2020, with a focus on major power generation sources. According to the report, clean energy – including solar and wind – is now making an increasingly important contribution to the national power system, and has become a priority in the country’s energy development orientation. Gas thermal power, especially imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), is also a sector with potential, with the construction of the first two gas import terminals underway.