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South Korea to build three new nuclear reactors by 2038

  • a month ago (2024-05-31)
  • David Flin
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Officials say South Korea plans to build up to three new nuclear reactors by 2038 in line with efforts to cut CO2 emissions and meet growing electricity demand.

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Under the plan, the portion of carbon-free energy sources in the country’s electricity mix, which was around 40 per cent in 2023, will rise to 70 per cent by 2038. South Korea plans to construct up to three new reactors by 2038 to help meet this target.

Currently, South Korea operates 26 nuclear reactors, with four under construction.

The nuclear sector is predicted to provide 31.8 per cent of South Korea’s electricity generation in 2030, and 35.6 per cent in 2038.