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S. Korea to Ban Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Models for Emission Rigging

S. Korea to Ban Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Models for Emission Rigging

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will ban domestic sales of eight models of Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche diesel cars for violating emissions regulations, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. The ministry said it will also slap fines on Audi Volkswagen Korea and Porsche Korea and seek a prosecution investigation. The ministry’s probe [...]

Call to Climate Action: Today and Tomorrow, New-Generation Diesel Technology Reduces GHG Emissions

Call to Climate Action: Today and Tomorrow, New-Generation Diesel Technology Reduces GHG Emissions

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As the Global Climate Action Summit concludes in San Francisco, the emphasis will be on commitments and actions communities, cities, states and countries can take to tackle the climate challenge. The Diesel Technology Forum encourages the world’s leaders to embrace ALL greenhouse-gas-reducing technologies and consider policies that increase [...]

Cars in Motion Checked for Illegal Emissions via Remote Device

Cars in Motion Checked for Illegal Emissions via Remote Device

CHANGWON, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of South Gyeongsang Province announced on Saturday that it will be using remote sensing devices (RSD) to verify vehicle emissions in an effort to help improve air quality in the province as public concern over air pollution continues to grow. With the help of the Korea Environment [...]

Government-Civilian Consultation Body to Play Important Role in Reducing Emissions

Government-Civilian Consultation Body to Play Important Role in Reducing Emissions

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The opinions of civilians will play a direct role in deciding the greenhouse gas emissions policy of South Korea going forward, the Ministry of Environment revealed on January 1. Following the government’s decision last December to restructure the systems in place to deal with climate change, chief oversight of [...]

Gov’t to Cap Dust Emissions in 28 Cities and Counties

Gov’t to Cap Dust Emissions in 28 Cities and Counties

SEJONG, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting next year, the South Korean government will put a limit on how much dust can be generated per site in 28 cities and counties across the country.  The Ministry of Environment will add “total suspended particles” to the list of substances for which emissions are currently restricted. Total [...]

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced Tuesday that it has developed a technology to reduce fine dust emissions at thermal power stations by roughly 90 percent.  The institute recently installed catalytic denitrification equipment – typically employed at power plants to reduce pollutants by converting nitrogen oxide into [...]

South Korea Sends Back Audi Volkswagen Cars to Germany Following Revoked Certification

South Korea Sends Back Audi Volkswagen Cars to Germany Following Revoked Certification

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea sent back 2,500 vehicles manufactured by Audi and Volkswagen in line with the government’s sales ban following the German carmakers’ emissions scandal last year, industry sources said Monday.  According to the sources, the automobiles, including Tiguan and Golf models, have been held at a port in Pyeongtaek, [...]

Seoul Sets Rigorous Emissions Control Standards

Seoul Sets Rigorous Emissions Control Standards

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – While the administration of Donald Trump in the U.S. is poised to ease environmental regulations, delivering on campaign promises of helping gas and coal businesses thrive again, South Korea is introducing a flurry of measures designed to help protect the environment. Newly built coal-fired power plants, in the first [...]