Thailand turns to renewable energy generated from garbage

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BANGKOK, 5 December 2014 (NNT)-Thailand is expected to produce 600 megawatts of energy from waste in the next 10 decade.

According to the Ministry of Energy, it is determined to let trash go to waste garbage, convert it to fuel. Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Energy Areepong Phuchaum said currently around 26 million tons of garbage is generated in Thailand each year.

Mr. Areepong said his ministry would be pushing for higher consumption of alternative energy in the country. Only 100 megawatts have been produced at present. More garbage could be converted to renewable energy by ways of gas conversion and burning.

The Permanent Secretary also said that the Energy Policy and Planning committee will consider adopting feed-in-tariff policy for all types of alternative energy on December 15th instead of a price subsidy scheme.