There are frequently letters in PostBag asking why Thailand isn't doing more to advance green, renewable energy when in just the past few years both solar and wind energy have become far more efficient. For example, the price of solar panel prices has dropped dramatically. If you figure in the actual costs of pollution to society, green energies are already cheaper and will become ever more so.
However, Thailand deserves much more credit that it is getting. According to the International Energy Agency, Thailand is already the regional leader in the green energy industry. Early this year, Southeast Asia's biggest wind energy farm _ Hua Bong 2 & 3 _ was completed in Nakhon Ratchasima, capable of producing 207 megawatts of electric power, with very little press coverage. There are more such projects coming on line over the next three to five years.
The Thai government is also making tariffs and the overall tax structure favourable for wind and solar energy producers.
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