No rationale left not to abandon fossil fuels

No rationale left not to abandon fossil fuels

Solar panels at a village in Than To district, Yala province. A framework for private solar panel owners to sell surplus power to the state is taking shape. PATIPAT JANTHONG
Solar panels at a village in Than To district, Yala province. A framework for private solar panel owners to sell surplus power to the state is taking shape. PATIPAT JANTHONG

It has become clear to many that the global trend of renewable energy development, particularly solar energy, is unstoppable.

For some strange reason, that has, however, not become clear to energy officials and policymakers. But there are now good signs that Thai policymakers have finally come around to acknowledging the reality.

The Bangkok Post reported early this week that energy policymakers are making plans to develop a system for trading electricity among households, and a business model for retail power trading.

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Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.


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