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Thailand’s Evolution and Effort in Renewable Energy

Jan 4, 2020

When people hear ‘Thailand’ and ‘eco-friendly’, these two words seem awkward together and probably not one of those related words when you search up either one of these in Google. And, that’s a fact, because Thailand has some shocking rates in relevance with environmental issues such as Thai people using 70 billion plastic bags per year which is one of the causes for 60% of plastic pollution in oceans. Thailand also produces about 50,000 tons of solid waste, affecting sea life and mangrove swamps nearby.

As a person living right here in Thailand, I do see some people wasting too many plastic bags, having no second-thoughts on recycling, reducing, and reusing so I truly understand these results and negative impacts Thailand has given to the world so far. But on the other hand, I’m quite proud of Thailand’s effort in ‘renewable energy’ also called as ‘eco-friendly energy’.

One part in my life is to read articles or watch news in Thailand, with a mind that I should always be aware of what is happening in Thailand. As a result, I’ve read a great article about Thailand’s policies on ‘renewable energy’ written by the Bangkok Post, one of the top newspapers in Thailand.

This article interviews Mrs. Preeyanart Soontornwata, president of the SET(Stock Exchange of Thailand)-listed private power producer and subsidiary of B.Grimm Group, one of Thailand’s industrial conglomerate, about the future of Thailand’s renewable energy sources.

Mrs. Preeyanart said ‘I do not believe financing is our problem, as everyone wants to invest in renewables now.”, meaning that Thailand also, is starting to get interest in these new sources to get energy and people are lining up to invest in this field.

She went on with her positive opinions on renewable energy, since Thailand had a goal from 2013 to increase the country’s total renewable energy power generation from 10% to 27% by 2037. EGAT(Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand) also supported this goal by planning to float 16 solar farms with a combined capacity of more than 2.7 gigawatts, which will be the world’s largest hybrid power scheme.

Yes. Thailand still might be far compared to other countries in becoming ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘no pollution’ but if Thailand’s evolution in not only renewable energy but Thais’ thoughts on ‘global warming’ and ‘climate change’ changes, Thailand sure will be one of the most supportive countries in saving Earth.

Reference:

When people hear ‘Thailand’ and ‘eco-friendly’, these two words seem awkward together and probably not one of those related words when you search up either one of these in Google. And, that’s a fact, because Thailand has some shocking rates in relevance with environmental issues such as Thai people using 70 billion plastic bags per year which is one of the causes for 60% of plastic pollution in oceans. Thailand also produces about 50,000 tons of solid waste, affecting sea life and mangrove swamps nearby.

As a person living right here in Thailand, I do see some people wasting too many plastic bags, having no second-thoughts on recycling, reducing, and reusing so I truly understand these results and negative impacts Thailand has given to the world so far. But on the other hand, I’m quite proud of Thailand’s effort in ‘renewable energy’ also called as ‘eco-friendly energy’.

One part in my life is to read articles or watch news in Thailand, with a mind that I should always be aware of what is happening in Thailand. As a result, I’ve read a great article about Thailand’s policies on ‘renewable energy’ written by the Bangkok Post, one of the top newspapers in Thailand.

This article interviews Mrs. Preeyanart Soontornwata, president of the SET(Stock Exchange of Thailand)-listed private power producer and subsidiary of B.Grimm Group, one of Thailand’s industrial conglomerate, about the future of Thailand’s renewable energy sources.

Mrs. Preeyanart said ‘I do not believe financing is our problem, as everyone wants to invest in renewables now.”, meaning that Thailand also, is starting to get interest in these new sources to get energy and people are lining up to invest in this field.

She went on with her positive opinions on renewable energy, since Thailand had a goal from 2013 to increase the country’s total renewable energy power generation from 10% to 27% by 2037. EGAT(Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand) also supported this goal by planning to float 16 solar farms with a combined capacity of more than 2.7 gigawatts, which will be the world’s largest hybrid power scheme.

Yes. Thailand still might be far compared to other countries in becoming ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘no pollution’ but if Thailand’s evolution in not only renewable energy but Thais’ thoughts on ‘global warming’ and ‘climate change’ changes, Thailand sure will be one of the most supportive countries in saving Earth.

Reference:

Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1676584/smart-grid-policy-advised-for-renewable-energy-progress

 

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By Rock

Artist, Environmentalist, Minimalist and Mac Enthusiasts lives in my second home, Thailand.

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