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S. Korea’s First Profit-sharing ‘Solar Village’ Born

S. Korea’s First Profit-sharing ‘Solar Village’ Born

GONGJU, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first solar village, where local residents jointly produce electricity and share the profits, is now online. The South Chungcheong Provincial Government built and started operating a solar power plant in Eomuli village in Gongju, 160 kilometers south of Seoul, through what is being called a ‘profit-sharing solar [...]

6 Months of Summer in 2100 if Greenhouse Gas Emissions Remain the Same: Report

6 Months of Summer in 2100 if Greenhouse Gas Emissions Remain the Same: Report

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A new forecast has shown that by the end of this century, summer will be around for more than half of the entire year unless current levels of greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. The Korea Meteorological Administration released a report on Thursday that makes a climate forecast for South [...]

Coffee Grounds to Replace Deodorant at Livestock Farms

Coffee Grounds to Replace Deodorant at Livestock Farms

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Coffee grounds are being reused to get rid of the stench at livestock farms. The Ministry of Environment signed an agreement with the city of Incheon, North Gyeongsang Province, the Korea Productivity Center, the Korea Green Foundation and Hyundai Steel Co. on Wednesday for the recycling of coffee grounds. [...]

S. Korea Expresses Concerns as Fukushima Operator Seeks Approval for Water Release Plan

S. Korea Expresses Concerns as Fukushima Operator Seeks Approval for Water Release Plan

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Tuesday voiced concerns as the operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant filed for approval for its plan to release radioactive water into the sea. The Seoul government held an emergency vice-ministerial meeting after Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) submitted an application for the planned [...]

Gov’t and Steelmaker Join Hands to Process Livestock Excrement

Gov’t and Steelmaker Join Hands to Process Livestock Excrement

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The government and a steelmaker have joined hands to make iron with livestock excrement. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs signed an agreement with the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation and Hyundai Steel Co. to produce solid fuel from cow excrement. They plan to use livestock excrements to [...]