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Korea Pares Back Renewables as It Taps Nuclear for Climate Goal

  • Renewable energy share will fall to 21.5% under revised plan
  • Nuclear share set to increase to almost one-third by 2030

South Korea plans to scale down its reliance on renewable energy sources and boost nuclear generation to meet its tougher climate goal.

Renewable energy should account for 21.5% of generation capacity by the end of the decade, according to a draft of the nation’s long-term power supply plan, down from 30.2% under the previous version, the energy ministry said Tuesday in a statement, citing a government advisory group. Most of the gap would be met by nuclear while coal and gas are little changed from the prior proposal.