South Korea's energy transition

South Korea's energy transition

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The country intends to align itself with global trends, losing its national dependence on coal and nuclear power

By the end of the year, South Korea will adopt an energy roadmap for the gradual overcoming of its national dependence on coal and nuclear power, and its transition towards natural gas and so-called renewable energy resources. This was announced today by the Seoul government, emphasising that government policies will give priority to "public security and technological innovation". "We will change the energy paradigm towards a safe and clean energy future that reflects global trends and public opinion" said Paik Un-gyu, South Korean Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy, during a parliamentary hearing. "We will begin dismantling nuclear reactors and make coal-fired power plants more environmentally friendly."