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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 [...]

Power Plants Switch to Eco-friendly, Bio-heavy Oil

Power Plants Switch to Eco-friendly, Bio-heavy Oil

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new law will allow bio-heavy oil made from pork fat and other leftover oil to be used to generate electricity in place of petroleum. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced yesterday legislation that approves the use of bio-heavy oil to provide a more stable source of [...]

S. Korea Will Be “Nuclear Free” in 65 Years, about 60 Years Behind Germany, Taiwan, Belgium

S. Korea Will Be “Nuclear Free” in 65 Years, about 60 Years Behind Germany, Taiwan, Belgium

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Remarks made by President Moon that the nation will only be nuclear power free in “at least 60 years” at a presidential press conference yesterday has garnered comparisons between South Korea’s nuclear power deactivation policy and other nations. Held to mark his 100th day in office, President Moon expressed [...]

S. Korean Firms Celebrate Power Plant Completion in Chile

S. Korean Firms Celebrate Power Plant Completion in Chile

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean consortium has held a ceremony to mark the completion of a gas-fired combined cycle plant in Antofagasta, Chile, that will supply electricity to BHP Billiton Ltd.’s copper mine. Samsung Engineering Co., a construction unit of Samsung Group, celebrated the opening of the 517 megawatt plant Friday [...]

President Orders Temporary Shutdown of Aged Power Plants to Reduce Fine Dust

President Orders Temporary Shutdown of Aged Power Plants to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in ordered a temporary shutdown of aged coal power plants Monday in an unprecedented move to fight air pollution. Under the order, eight coal fired thermal power plants that are aged 30 years or older will be closed for 30 days starting June 1, according to the [...]