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S. Korea’s Coal Use for Power Generation Dips 7 pct in 2019

S. Korea’s Coal Use for Power Generation Dips 7 pct in 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s coal consumption for electricity generation decreased 7 percent in 2019 from a year earlier due to its efforts to cut carbon emissions, a report said Monday. Asia’s fourth-largest economy consumed 94 million tons of coal to generate electricity, compared with 101 million tons a year earlier, according [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Would Pay More for Electricity to Limit Air Pollution

Majority of S. Koreans Would Pay More for Electricity to Limit Air Pollution

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – More than half of South Koreans are in favor of suspending the operation of coal-fired power plants in order to reduce fine dust emissions, even if electricity prices go up. According to the presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s online survey [...]

S. Korea’s Coal Consumption Up in 2018, Bucks Global Trend

S. Korea’s Coal Consumption Up in 2018, Bucks Global Trend

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s coal consumption increased last year, bucking the global trend for reducing carbon emissions, a report showed Sunday. South Korea consumed 88.2 million tons of oil equivalent (TOE), a unit of energy, in 2018, up 2.4 percent from a year ago, according to the London-based energy company BP’s [...]

Government Limits Coal Power Plant Operation on Days with Extreme Fine Dust

Government Limits Coal Power Plant Operation on Days with Extreme Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on Monday that it will include additional fine dust reduction measures in the 9th Basic Plan on Electricity Demand and Supply, which is to be established this year. The government plans to expand its policy to limit coal power plant output [...]