Thailand’s Ministry of Energy is planning to expand the share of coal and renewables in the country’s energy mix at the expense of gas, but public opposition to new coal-fired capacity could cause problems.
Coal generated 18% of Thailand’s power output in 2017, and the share is expected to reach to 30% by 2036, according to the country’s power development plan. The ministry aims to build 7.4 GW of coal-fired capacity to meet this target.
However, recent proposals to build two new coal-fired plants...
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