Seoul heats up with new CHP plant

A new 20MW fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) plant has officially been opened in Seoul, South Korea. The Noeul Green Energy fuel cell park will generate enough electricity to power around 43,000 households as well as heat for around 9,000 homes. Fuel cells convert a fuel source into electricity and heat in a […]

South Korea ‘to cut emissions by 37% by 2030’

South Korea has planned to cut emissions by 37% by 2030. That’s an increase from the 15% to 30% reduction it initially proposed. The target is set to be submitted to the UN today confirming the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). That’s part of a new global emissions reduction deal which will be agreed at […]

Seoul whitens up the skyline

Seoul has launched a campaign to paint its city roofs with thermal-barrier paint to boost energy efficiency. In the summer, roofs absorb heat which leads to temperatures increasing inside buildings, causing air conditioning units to operate inefficiently. Thermal-barrier white paint works to block heat from increasing and makes the building cooler naturally. The campaign “Cool […]

South Korea cleans up ‘164,000 litres of oil leak’

The clean-up of 164,000 litres of oil which leaked from a pipeline into the sea over the weekend in South Korea is expected to be completed today. Hundreds of private, coastguard and naval vessels have been taking part in the clean-up of the spill which took place on Friday at a quay off Yeosu, more […]

Scottish marine experts to aid South Korea

Scotland is set to help develop a marine energy facility in South Korea, it was announced today. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, signed an agreement with Incheon Metropolitan City (IMC) to provide technical assistance on the design, building and operation of a tidal energy testing centre in the city. The city, […]

UK and Korea team up for offshore project

A UK energy consultancy firm has been chosen to collaborate with a Korean University for an offshore wind project. The British embassy in Seoul chose IT Power to share its knowledge with Korea Maritime University (KMU) for developing wind and tidal technologies. South Korea is hoping to benefit from the UK’s knowledge in its 2.5GW […]