Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Renewable Energy Adoption Guideline in Thailand for Sustainable Development of New Alternative Energy: Government and Private Sectors

Author(s): Nisakorn Singhasenee, Nuttakit Iamsomboon

This study was conducted to survey the opinions and suggestions of concerned people in order to find guidelines for the development of alternative energy in Thailand. The population included 5 regions i.e. north, east, center, south and northeast. The 1,500 samples were chosen by Stratified Sampling including 150 concerned people from both government and private sectors. The research instruments were questionnaire and interview. Data was then analyzed quantitatively by frequency, and percentage and also qualitatively. The results revealed that solar energy was accepted as alternative energy at the highest level ranging from the stages of knowledge, persuasion, decision, implement and adoption. People agreed with solar, biogas, wind and water energy while nuclear and thermal power was not accepted. Important factors related to the acceptance belonged to the access of information about various alternative energy. Due to lacking knowledge access on alternative energy information, the public relation on related topic was necessary. In addition, government and related local administration should be responsible for providing and supporting material price, equipment, and technology for producing alternative energy. Lastly, alternative energy should be clean energy, safe, low in capital, has no impact on environment and people.

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