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S. Korea Ranks at Bottom of OECD States for Energy Efficiency

S. Korea Ranks at Bottom of OECD States for Energy Efficiency

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea, which ranks as one of the worst Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries for energy efficiency, needs to raise the price of electricity in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to experts. The KEPCO Management Research Institute recently reported that the nation ranked 33rd [...]

Seoul to Help Low Income Households with Efficient Energy Use

Seoul to Help Low Income Households with Efficient Energy Use

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Around thirty social workers specializing in efficient energy use will be deployed this year by the Seoul Metropolitan Government as part of an energy-saving initiative to help low-income households reduce expenditures on heating and air conditioning. Marking its fourth year in 2017, Seoul’s ‘energy social worker’ initiative will see [...]

Gyeonggi to Build Energy-Efficient Smart Apartment Complex

GOYANG, South Korea, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi’s Provincial Government announced Thursday that it will be establishing a smart apartment complex that will help residents boost energy sufficiency.  The endeavor will incorporate energy efficiency and information and communications technologies, with some 1,000 households at the Hoban Vertium Apartment Complex in Goyang benefiting from the [...]

Ruling Party Urges Government to Bolster Clean Air Policy

Ruling Party Urges Government to Bolster Clean Air Policy

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s ruling party has urged the government to prioritize improving the country’s air quality instead of only focusing on policy for energy efficiency.  “While the government has been promoting diesel automobiles for energy efficiency, it is important to realize these cars contribute to air pollution problems,” Rep. Chung Jin-suk, the [...]

Siemens New Mobile-Web App Enables Utilities to Maximize Customer Engagement While Increasing Operational Efficiency

Siemens New Mobile-Web App Enables Utilities to Maximize Customer Engagement While Increasing Operational Efficiency

  FOSTER CITY, Calif. July 10, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–Siemens Smart Grid today announced the release of Energy Engage Mobile,  the company’s first mobile-web application that brings energy  consumption information directly to the consumer’s fingertips helping  utilities connect with their customers. Users can track electricity, water, or gas use in near real-time and  view their estimated [...]