2018 Shell Forum
The Shell Forum is a collaboration platform for Shell Thailand, its partners, and domestic energy industry stakeholders. First held in 2018, the forum aims to inspire insights and innovative ideas from international speakers and trailblazing local thought leaders. The 2019 forum will be an excellent opportunity for Thailand’s energy-use sectors to come together to discuss ways to tackle Thailand’s future energy challenges and help the country thrive during the Energy Transition.
“Shell Thailand is committed to supporting the Government of Thailand’s aspirations for a lower carbon energy system. Through events like this forum, we hope to encourage dialogue and collaboration between the public and private sectors and civil society as our country starts to adapt and prepare for the energy transition. We need support in terms of policy from the government sector, the encouragement of innovation and new technologies, for example, biofuel engines by car manufacturers; the use of more advanced technologies by bioenergy manufacturers to improve production. The combined effort is needed to meet the increasing demand for more and cleaner energy.”
“With solid planning from the government, strong collaboration with the private sector and the development of price mechanisms, Thailand is able to move forward with renewable energy and become one of the leading countries in this sector in South East Asia. This is part of the national policy known as Energy 4.0, in which the government focuses on achieving a sustainable future in energy and gaining access to energy at reasonable cost, which is key to a sustainable and fair society. The effort to increase the ratio of renewable energy has been constant and the aim is to achieve a ratio of 30% by the year 2036*.”
*Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, 2015
“Shell has been developing energy-focused scenarios for almost 50 years. Our latest Sky Scenario presents a possible pathway for decarbonising the global economy and achieving net-zero emissions from energy use by 2070. The Scenarios are neither predictions nor Shell’s business plan. They are not policy proposals, but we hope this contribution is helpful to finding solutions. The Paris Agreement has sent a signal around the world; If government, industry and society work together, there is the potential for a very different energy system to emerge.”