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Thailand to boost renewable energy investments

来源:建广律师事务所     2013-01-07
字号:T|T

       ON 02 JANUARY 2013 

       In order to meet an estimated 39 percent increase in energy demand seen in the next nine years, Thailand 

 will boost its investments in renewable energy, said the Thai Board of Investment.

       The Thai government is pushing for the use of alternative and renewable energy hoping to achieve 25 

percent of their total energy consumption from non-petroleum sources, said the B.O.I.

       According to the Ministry of Energy's Alternative Energy Development Plan (2012-2021), the demand 

for energy in Thailand will rise from today's 71,728 tons of oil equivalent to 99,838 tons of oil equivalent in

 2021.

       Secretary-General Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, said the B.O.I. is aware of the importance of renewable energy

 and its implications on Thailand's growth and development. Hence, it is one of the agency's top

 priorities.

       The B.O.I. has policies in place to support investments in renewable energy projects, including tax incentives

 and other benefits. The agency will offer tax exemptions or reductions for imported machines and materials as

 well as corporate tax exemption or reduction. Meanwhile, incentives in other areas include permission to adopt 

foreign skills, to own land and foreign currency cash flow. Additionally, foreign investors can hold 100 percent 

of the shares of R.E. projects.

       The B.O.I. noted that the country is rich in agricultural products that can be used as energy sources, like

 biomass, biogas, biodiesel and ethanol.

       Biomass is already an important source of renewable energy in Thailand and is currently the second major

 energy source in the country, especially for households and small industries in rural areas, according to a study

 of National Metal and Materials Technology Center.

       Thailand also has great potential for renewable energy generation, being particularly rich in solar power

 with average sunlight energy of 18.2 megajoules per square meter a day. – EcoSeed Staff