Activists urge govt to scrap energy plan

Date of Release: 
Sep 8 2015

The government's Power Development Plan 2015 (PDP 2015) stands to affect people unfairly, critics say.

A group of 25 activists and local people from around the country demanded Monday that the government revoke it and start again. It wants Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Energy Ministry to come up with a new plan based on public participation and transparency.

They also urged the government to give priority to renewable energy. The PDP 2015 limits renewable energy capacity to 20% of overall supply. They said there should be no limit on renewable energy capacity.

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