‘South Korea needs nuclear to beat CO2’

One of South Korea’s major nuclear power bosses has said that “without nuclear energy, CO2 emissions in Korea will increase by 22 per cent”.

Baek Sik Noh, vice-president of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, was speaking at the World ‘South Korea needs nuclear to beat CO2’ Nuclear Association Symposium in London yesterday.

He told delegates that South Korea has “an energy-guzzling structure” and nuclear accounts for 22 per cent of the country’s installed capacity.

“Nuclear power is the cheapest and most stable form of energy in Korea,” he added, and explained that six new units were currently under construction.

“Nuclear will be pursued as the main power source in Korea for a considerable length of time.”

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