Thailand’s Energy Sources
Thailand enhances and develops its renewable energy to create diversity and secured sources of energy. Thailand has many types of renewable energy, such as wind, solar, fuel, hydro and biomass. Thailand aims to increase the proportion of alternative energy to 25% of all energy consumed in Thailand by 2021.
Thailand’s energy policy as informed to the National Assembly by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday, September 12, 2014. The Energy Policy (article 3.5, page 24-25)
To support and advance energy and electricity sources from within and outside the country as well as distribute the various types of energy in a suitable and sustainable manner. The price for energy must also be fair and reflects the actual cost by adjusting the national petroleum fund to maintain the price stability. The price subsidy scheme will be for certain groups in society. There will be more support for the transportation sector to use more natural gas as fuel and push for the consumption of gasohol and biodiesel at the household level. There will be enhancement of production, implementation, research and development of renewable and alternative energy.
The aim is to have enough renewable and alternative energy to cut down the use of fossil fuel by 25% within 10 years. The industry's holistic development approach will continuously enhance energy conservation to where overall energy used to produce each unit of product is decreased by 25% within 20 years. Related appliances and infrastructure must be of high efficiency. There will be a systematic and continuous mechanism to develop clean energy to reduce greenhouse gas and reduce the rate of global warming, while building a common consciousness among the members of the public to conserve energy consumption seriously in all sectors of society, that is, manufacturing, transportation and household levels.