Thailand’s support policies for renewable energy (RE) in the power sector have allowed individual small projects to add up to something substantial, attracting more investment and leading to faster growth in the sector than in most other Asian nations. Thai energy policy is complex, and the development of RE has not been without controversy. While this brief provides some elements of the context necessary to understand renewable electricity promotion policies, it cannot cover all aspects of Thai energy policy. Instead it focuses on identifying factors that explain the relative success of Thai policies and highlights some lessons for future development.
Weischer, L. Pioneering renewable energy options: Thailand takes up the challenge. (2013) 8 pp. [Inside Stories on climate compatible development]