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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


November 29, 2017 • ThailandPrint storyE-mail story

Barge carrying wind turbines worth millions, sinks in Chao Phraya River

AYUTTHAYA – Salvage experts are planning how best to raise a large barge and its cargo of wind turbine towers that sank in the Chao Phraya River, about 300 metres from the Nuan Chawi Bridge, in Muang district on Monday afternoon. Somkiat Kosikrainiramol, director of the marine department regional office in Nonthaburi, said the barge was taking four wind turbine towers worth millions of Baht from Chon Buri’s Sattahip port to Nakhon Luang district of Ayutthaya province. It sank around . . . Complete story »


February 27, 2017 • ThailandPrint storyE-mail story

OAG starts wind farm ‘collusion’ inquiry

The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) has started an investigation into whether there was a conflict of interest between the private sector and state authorities in the land lease project for wind farm projects. Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas said Sunday that the agency has been examining whether there were “conflicts of interest” in allocating Sor Por Kor land to private firms operating wind farms, when it was specifically supposed to go to landless farmers. The agency is looking into the actions . . . Complete story »


February 6, 2017 • ThailandPrint storyE-mail story

Thepsathit Wind Farm told to stop operations by court

Development of wind energy in Thailand appears to be in the limbo after the Supreme Administrative Court has ordered the suspension of operations of Thepsathit Wind Farm Company for its use of Sor Por Kor (land reform) land to build a wind farm in Nakhon Ratchasima. Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikalya has reportedly ordered the land reform office in Nakhon Ratchasima to enforce the court’s order within 90 days until April 24. He said the court’s order is clear and there . . . Complete story »


February 6, 2017 • ThailandPrint storyE-mail story

Dodgy wind farm deals to get the chop

Any ‘Sor Por Kor’ land lease contracts for wind energy projects which are deemed a misuse of the land will be cancelled, Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikulya says. The contracts for the land leased to the remaining 19 companies that build wind farms to generate electricity must be reviewed within 90 days or by April 26 to comply with a recent Supreme Administrative Court ruling, he said. Any contracts which breach the law based on the court’s ruling will be amended, . . . Complete story »


February 2, 2017 • ThailandPrint storyE-mail story

Court revokes wind farm’s lease of Alro land

The Supreme Administrative Court has upheld the Administrative Court’s revocation of a decision by the land reform committee of Chaiyaphum province to rent land in Thep Sathit district to a private company to build a wind farm. The land is located in a Grade 1B area and originally intended for distribution to farmers under the agricultural land reform scheme, or Sor Por Kor land. On Sept 23, 2009, the land reform office of Chaiyaphum province passed a resolution to rent . . . Complete story »


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