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Sustainability 2017, 9(2), 307; doi:10.3390/su9020307

Feasibility Study of the Post-2020 Commitment to the Power Generation Sector in South Korea

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Decommissioning Engineering Team, Decommissioning & Spent Fuel Technology Center, KHNP Central Research Institute, 70, 1312-gil, Yuseong-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34101, Korea
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Department of Industrial and Information Engineering, Yonsei University, 50, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Academic Editor: Barry D. Solomon
Received: 6 December 2016 / Revised: 14 February 2017 / Accepted: 15 February 2017 / Published: 20 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability and Nuclear Power)
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We analyze the economic effects of greenhouse gases (GHG) reduction measures of the generation sector of South Korea to accomplish the 2030 GHG reduction target using a scenario-based approach. We estimate the GHG emission of the South Korean power industry in 2030 based on both the 7th Electricity Supply and Demand Plan and the GHG emission coefficients issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). We establish four scenarios for reduction measures by replacing the coal-fired power plants with nuclear power, renewable energy and carbon capture and storage, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined cycle generation. Finally, the nuclear power scenario demonstrates the most positive measure in terms of GHG reduction and economic effects. View Full-Text
Keywords: post-2020; climate change; GHG reduction; the 7th electricity supply and demand plan; GHG emission coefficients; economic effects post-2020; climate change; GHG reduction; the 7th electricity supply and demand plan; GHG emission coefficients; economic effects
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Yun, T.; Kim, Y.; Kim, J.-Y. Feasibility Study of the Post-2020 Commitment to the Power Generation Sector in South Korea. Sustainability 2017, 9, 307.

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