Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    13 / 0   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>Foreign Affairs

Thai low-carbon island may adopt China's model

(Xinhua)

09:03, March 13, 2012

BANGKOK, March 12 (Xinhua) -- The resort island of Samui in the South of Thailand was selected by the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) to be the first island to pioneer modeling low carbon lifestyle with the possibility of adopting China's Tianjin model, said an official of the Ministry of Energy on Monday.

The low carbon island is part of the plan to cut Thailand's energy use by 45 percent by 2035, state media Thai News Agency quoted Weerawat Chantanakome, energy policy planning councilor for the ministry, as saying.

It is possible that Samui Island may adopt the model of China's Tianjin, APERC's first low carbon city but the study for an appropriate model of a low carbon society is needed due to the discrepancy in investment funds between China and Thailand, he said.

The campaign will cover both private and public transportation.

Researchers and experts will be sent by the APERC this week to stay on the island for six months in order to conduct a study on energy use, with local residents participating. After the study is completed, the results will be given to the cabinet with the researchers' recommendations.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:雪萌)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. 8 babies rescued in human trafficking crackdown

  2. Flowers bloom in Shandong

  3. 17 Afghan civilians shot dead by a U.S. soldier

  4. 3rd COMIC & GAME UNION expo in Beijing

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Truth about Tibet is slowly coming to light
  2. Expert: Glitter of foreign diploma to fade away
  3. NPC reform reflects vote of confidence
  4. Facing problems forges confidence for development
  5. Defense budget guards peaceful intentions
  6. Will China's economy keep growing or slow down?
  7. Chinese products bring benefits to U.S. consumers
  8. Is international 'hot money' flowing into China?
  9. China's economy to roar ahead amid global woes
  10. U.S. solution to Syria issue doomed to failure

What's happening in China

Hey job candidate, what's your sign?

  1. China to halve adult illiteracy by 2015
  2. Survey: 40 pct women change jobs for babies
  3. Taxi driver critical after rear-ended by Porsche
  4. Wenzhou mulls first hanging rail transit
  5. Rural Chinese pollution to be monitored soon

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai