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The President of South Korea called nuclear power plants the main source of electricity in the country for the next 60 years.

Although South Korea hopes to get rid of nuclear power plants completely over time, according to President Moon Jae-in, nuclear power will remain the country’s main source of energy for the next 60 years.

According to The Korea Times , despite green initiatives, the country continues to build more and more reactors, but the construction of Shin-Hanul No. 1 and No. 2, as well as Shin-Kori No. 5 and No. 6 has been postponed due to system checks security, and for other reasons.

According to Moon, South Korea’s energy transition policy includes phasing out the construction of new nuclear power plants and imposing a ban on extending the life of old ones beyond 2084. In the meantime, the president urged “to make every effort to ensure the safety of the nuclear power plant, while maintaining proper performance . “

The scheme for the gradual decommissioning of nuclear energy provides for a decrease in the number of nuclear power plants to 17 by 2034 from 24 stations currently operating in the country. By 2030, the South Korean government plans to reduce the share of nuclear energy to 23.9% from about 30% last year. In the same period, it is planned to increase the use of renewable energy to 20% from 6.6% today.

It is known that at the beginning of the outgoing month, the European Commission decided to temporarily consider nuclear and gas energy “green”.

source: Korea Times



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