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S.Korea shuts down 10 coal-fired power plants to curb pollution

Reuters | Seoul | Updated: 10-12-2019 06:49 IST | Created: 10-12-2019 06:44 IST
S.Korea shuts down 10 coal-fired power plants to curb pollution
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* South Korea has shut down 10 coal-fired power plants on Tuesday as part of its anti-pollution campaign, the energy ministry said.

* The shutdown comes after the government said last month it would idle up as much as 15 coal-fired power plants between December and February, while its remaining plants are expected to supply sufficient power. * In a statement late Monday, the energy ministry said 41 coal-fired power plants would operate at 80% capacity.

* South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy, operates about 60 coal-fired power plants, generating about 40% of its electricity. * Nuclear power makes up about 30% of South Korea's electricity, followed by gas power at around 20%. Analysts expected the reduced coal power to give a slight boost to the country's LNG demand.


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