Coal-fired power plant decision due Friday

The battle to stop the coal-fired power plant in Krabi is about to erupt again as the Energy Policy and Planning Committee meets Friday to decide the fate of the project. Project opponents who have organised under the Network for Saving the Andaman plan to hold an extended protest outside Government House starting Friday until there is a change of policy. Almost simultaneously, project supporters have submitted a petition to the government emphasising “pressing needs” to build more coal-fired power plants. The protest comes after a controversial document, dated Tuesday, over the signature of Sawetchat Suwannarat of Klong Thom district was leaked on social media. 

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