Coal-Fired Power Plants in Krabi

Anti-coal groups protest against latest NCPO order

Date of Release: 
Jan 27 2016

ANTI-COAL groups from around the country are rising up against the National Council for Peace and Order's move to allow power plants to be constructed in defiance of a city's master plan. Last Wednesday, the NCPO used power under Article 44 of the interim constitution to order an exemption to the city plan law for power plants, gas plants, water treatment facilities, garbage incinerators, landfills and recycling plants, which had been restricted to areas zoned for them on the city plan.

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Future of Krabi's power plant unclear

Date of Release: 
Sep 27 2015

The debate over the planned construction of a 800-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the tourist province of Krabi reveals the dilemma over Thailand’s energy policy direction. Despite activists’ protests against the construction of the coal-fired power plant due to environmental concerns, it is undeniable that the southern tourist provinces need an additional source of power to cater to rising demand.

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