Thailand's Energy Policy Reform: The Need on The Conflict: A Case Study of Krabi Coal Power Plant
This research aims to study and analysis the alternatives and decision making of energy policy of Thailand government in particular electricity from coal. The researcher used qualitative research methods and collect data from primary documents and secondary documents. It also has in-depth interviews and focus group. The research can be concluded that setting the issues and energy policy agenda does not give priority to the social sector in terms of creating a policy agenda that is coming from people who are trying to protest the power plant. The government reversed the decision, citing the need for electric power shortages and the need for support from public policies to put into practice. Energy policies are determined by the government over the needs of the people. Thus leading to the conclusion that Thailand's energy policy reforms are needed on the conflict.
Keywords- public policy, policy process, energy policy