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Demand for Electric Cars on Jeju Island Outstrips Supply

Demand for Electric Cars on Jeju Island Outstrips Supply

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric car manufacturers have been unable to supply promised cars to the public on time. According to the provincial government of Jeju, 1,015 new electric cars were registered on the island during a period of six months between February and July, which is just 25.3 percent of the initial [...]

Use of Energy Storage Systems Increases Dramatically

Use of Energy Storage Systems Increases Dramatically

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The use of energy storage systems (ESS) to better manage energy increased significantly in the first half of the year, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). The use of ESS, which store energy during hours when much electricity supply exceeds demand, increased 20-fold compared to [...]

E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Animal Welfare Association has criticized E-Mart’s pet store brand “Molly’s Pet Shop” for failing to comply with laws pertaining to the proper treatment of animals. The association was also critical of the government for not managing and supervising the retail giant properly during a press conference held [...]

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Homepick, a joint venture by local energy giants SK Energy and GS Caltex to provide delivery service based on their network of gas stations, is defined by the following tagline: “We deliver within an hour if you’re home.” In the past, delivery service customers had to either wait at [...]

Heat Wave Kills 420,000 Livestock Animals

Heat Wave Kills 420,000 Livestock Animals

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — With high temperatures sweeping the nation and sparking public safety warnings, an increasing number of livestock animals such as chicken and pigs continue to succumb to the scorching heat. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration yesterday, certain regions in the provinces of Gangwon, South Gyeongsang, Gyeonggi, Chungcheong, Jeolla and [...]

Shinsegae to Open its First Independent Hotel in Seoul This Week

Shinsegae to Open its First Independent Hotel in Seoul This Week

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Chosun Hotel, the accommodation arm of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, said Tuesday it plans to open a new boutique hotel in Seoul this week, marking the first time that the business group will operate an independent hotel brand. Hotel L’Escape, located next to Shinsegae’s main department store [...]