Malaysia and Vietnam reduced dependency on natural gas and promoted clean coal and nuclear power which generate electricity more cheaply than gas. Should Thailand do the same?

Send suggestions

Bangkok Post » Poll

Malaysia and Vietnam reduced dependency on natural gas and promoted clean coal and nuclear power which generate electricity more cheaply than gas. Should Thailand do the same?

Malaysia and Vietnam reduced dependency on natural gas and promoted clean coal and nuclear power which generate electricity more cheaply than gas. Should Thailand do the same?

  • Start date:Apr 4, 2013
  • End date:Apr 5, 2013
  • Voters: 1,513 times
  • Yes
    77.7%
  • No
    21.3%
  • I'm not familiar with the issue
    1.0%

Share your thoughts

For more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another, use our Forum

Report objectionable comments click here. Include: discussion #, commenter name, comment date / time as it looks on the page. Example: discussion 15: 09/01/2009 at 10:00 AM.

  • Discussion 16 : 05 Apr 2013 at 17.5516

    D 9 The problem is that if you only rely on one source of energy you are vunerable to price fluctuations and shortages. Thailand should look at hydro, sun and clean coal. There are new developments on clean coal that produce zero CO2, through chemical processes and not burning the coal.

  • Discussion 15 : 05 Apr 2013 at 15.4715

    a couple of years ago we had this discussion already here on B. should thailand go for nuclear power? some expat commentators suggested, that if thailand is doing so, we all have to leave the country, while others said, no we all have to leave South East Asia. Finally we agreed it would only be safe when we all leave the planet :)- so much for the trust into (thai) nuclear safty standards :)

  • Discussion 14 : 05 Apr 2013 at 15.0314

    No one has mentioned solar.

  • Discussion 13 : 05 Apr 2013 at 13.4213

    In a rough and irresponsible character society with the Mai-Pen-Rai spirit, I fear of unfavorable development against to operate the risky power generating system. And To build a nuclear power plant in a country with frequent earthquakes is not a suitable.

  • Discussion 12 : 05 Apr 2013 at 10.2312

    nuclear power plants demand a very complex technology, with very high security standards 'coz of many risks - but what do you do at the end of this complicated process? you're heating water....

  • Discussion 11 : 05 Apr 2013 at 10.1911

    Clean coal in Thailand - now where is that? As for the alternatives, there is significant investment happening in Thailand in renewable energy sources such as solar, biogas, biomass under the IPP scheme with EGAT. Read the news people. Coal is a dinosaur choice for energy.

  • Discussion 10 : 05 Apr 2013 at 10.1210

    one reason nuclear power looks cheaper, there are no insurance fees included in the price for electricity. 'coz there is NO insurance company that is willing to sign an insurance police for a nucular power planton this planet. so much for save energy. and on top there isn't one final storage for the nucular waste that has to be stored and guarded for the next few 100.000 years. nucular power plants are a dinosaur technology - there time is up.

  • bop

    Lao Peoples RepublicPost : 256

    Send message

    Discussion 9 : 05 Apr 2013 at 00.169

    Natural gas (methane) is the cleanest burning fossil fuel period. The extraction of natural gas is by far many times a smaller impact than coal extraction. Most people so gullible.

  • Discussion 8 : 04 Apr 2013 at 23.348

    Watch 'LFTRs in 5 minutes - Thorium Reactors' on YouTube and see the only proven SAFE nuclear energy technology. Truly 'Clean' coal is not yet a reality. Solar is very expensive. Thailand and its neighbors are exploiting hydropower as fast as they can. The best solution is to be more efficient and conservation. All the malls in Thailand keep their thermostats barely above freezing.

  • robins

    ThailandPost : 1,882

    Send message

    Discussion 7 : 04 Apr 2013 at 14.327

    Nuclear power still is the best answer to inexpensive electricity, just put the plants far enough inland so tidal waves are not possible. For those who believe in the man made aspect of global warming, nuclear also produces the least co2.

Reply

Sign in once and access every part of the website at your convenience!

Please log in to our Bangkokpost.com community to post your comments.
You can sign in to the community by clicking here.

If you weren't part of the community yet, please sign up here.
By being part of this community you will get all these privileges.