Policy & Regulation

South Korea plans temporary coal plant shutdown

South Korea will temporarily shut down 10 coal-fired power plants in June to reduce pollution.
By Staff reporter 15 May 2017 0 25901

South Korea will temporarily shut down 10 coal-fired power plants in June to reduce pollution, according to a statement released by the office of Moon Jae-in, the country’s new president, Reuters has reported.

Moon pledged to reduce air pollution during his campaign and the plants being shut down are all more than 30 years old. His aim is to phase out all of these old power plants by the end of his presidency in 2022.

The ageing plants represent around 11% of the country’s...