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Monday, 19 June 2017

GreenPeace: South Korean President vows to phase out nuclear and coal - Greenpeace

South Korean President vows to phase out nuclear and coal - Greenpeace
Busan, 19 June 2017 - South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, today announced a major shift towards renewables by phasing out nuclear and coal. In the ambitious speech, Moon promised to scrap existing plans for new nuclear plants and will not extend the life of old reactors; and promised to shut down 10 old coal power plants and cancel new coal projects.This is a globally significant turnaround for South Korea, which counts as one of the top nuclear producers in the world. "People in South Korea have been demanding an energy transition for a long time in major cities and this is one reason why President Moon's electoral pledge for a safe and clean energy policy was so popular during the...
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