South Korea Looks to Nuclear Expansion in Bid to Meet Climate Targets

The No. 3, right, and No. 4 reactor buildings stand under construction at Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.’s Shin Kori nuclear power plant in Ulsan, South Korea, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

South Korea will expand the role of nuclear energy in order to meet its climate target. 

President Yoon Suk Yeol’s new government will increase the portion of atomic power in the energy mix to meet its emissions reductions

goal, or Nationally Determined Contribution, it said Thursday. It will maintain the target set by the previous administration to cut emissions by 40% from 2018 levels by 2030.

(Source: Bloomberg, June 16-2022 by Heesu Lee)

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