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Thailand committed to low carbon pathway

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Bangkok, Thailand — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 20 June 2011 – “Thailand is committed to the low-carbon pathway”, says Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, deputy director-general of the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, in Thailand’s Ministry of Energy.  

Dr Sutabutr heads up a high-level and expert list of energy speakers at the upcoming Clean Power Asia conference and expo here from 28 to 30 June.

As regards investment opportunities in Thailand, the country’s Ministry of Energy says that alternative energy resources provide a practical link between the country’s agricultural competitive advantages and its domestic energy needs.

 Dr. Sutabutr explains:  “Thailand is committed to the low-carbon pathway, as stated in the new National Economic and Social Development Plan, due to the fact that Thailand is a net-importer of fossil fuels.  The only way to be independent from the importation is to follow the Green and Clean Energy corridor, including renewable energy & energy efficiency and maybe nuclear energy," he added.

Clean Power Asia will be a unique meeting of power industry experts focusing on both renewable and cleaner fossil power.  It will also give Thailand the opportunity to showcase its green track record and showcase the many investment opportunities the renewable energy industry offers.  

During Clean Power Asia some 300 delegates will hear from power experts from more than 14 countries in the region, who will report back on renewable and cleaner fossil power projects from Thailand, Singapore, Korea, China, the Philippines, India, Australia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, India, Pakistan and Iran.