Thailand Suspends Nuclear Power Plant Projects
As a result of the mounting concern globally over the safety of nuclear reactors, Thailand's Ministry of Energy has announced plans to suspend plans for five power plants.
Public opinion over radiation leaks continue to be widely covered in the press and the Fukushima disaster has cast the industry in a harsh new light.
The timing could not be worse given the current political upheavals in Syria, Bahrain,Yemen and throughout the Middle East; and war in Libya are seeing oil prices soar.
New calls both in the private and public sector for the development of alternative energy including solar and wind power continue to be studied.
Though for an economy currently in overdrive there looks to be no easy pathway ahead to satisfy increasing power consumption.