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Korea to unify charging method of electric cars
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on December 29 that it plans to standardize the charging mechanism for electric vehicles in Korea. The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) recognizes the need to integrate the charging methods of electric cars -- especially given the country’s growing market for EVs -- and bel...
Vice Minister Woo delivers speech at 1st 'Energy Future Forum' for 2017
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Woo Taehee delivered a speech on the 2017 energy policy direction at this year’s first 'Energy Future Forum' in Seoul on January 13. The Energy Future Forum is a monthly meeting, first held in 2011, that provides the energy industry and other related industries with the opportunity to disc...
Minister Joo attends investment forum on renewable energy business
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan(center) attended the ``New and Renewable Energy Business Investment Forum'' in Seoul on December 27, 2016. Minister Joo emphasized the importance of expanding investment in renewable energy businesses in view of their enhanced stability. On the same day, he signed a memorandum of understanding...
Korea, Denmark join heads to discuss green growth
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Woo Taehee (third from right, front row) delivered his keynote speech at the 6th Korea-Denmark Green Growth Alliance Meeting, held under the theme of the ``Energy Transition Towards a Greener Future’’ in Seoul on Oct 25. In his speech, the Vice Minister highlighted the ...
Korea, UAE signs deal to set up JV for Bakarah nuclear plant operation
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan (left, back row) attended a contract signing for a joint venture deal to operate the four reactors under construction in Bakarah, the United Arab Emirates, with his counterpart Khaldoon al-Mubarak (right, back row), chairman of Executive Affairs Authority for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. K...
Minister Joo visits UAE nuclear power plant construction site
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Joo Hyunghwan (center) visited the Barakah nuclear power plant complex in the United Arab Emirates on Oct 19 to encourage the dispatched Korean workers at the site. Korea has been building four APR-1400 nuclear reactors with home-grown tec...
Korea to operate four nuclear reactors in UAE for 60 years
Korea and the United Arab Emirates signed a deal to set up a joint venture to operate four nuclear reactors under construction in Bakarah ,the United Arab Emirates, on Oct 20 in Abu Dhabi. Under the deal, the UAE’s nuclear operator and the Korea Electric Power Corporation, the prime contractor for UAE’s first nuclear pl...
Vice Minister Woo attends panel discussion during the 23rd World Energy Congress
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Woo Taehee (second from right) attended a panel discussion for new energy businesses at the 23rd World Energy Congress (WEC), held between October 9-13 in Istanbul, Turkey. The most comprehensive gathering in the global energy scene was designed to address the looming e...
Minister Joo attends opening ceremony of ‘Energy Plus 2016’
Trade, Energy, and Industry Minister Joo Hyunghwan (sixth from right) cut ribbon at the inauguration of 'Energy Plus 2016' held at COEX in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, on October 5 with over ten industry leaders in attendance, including Han Duck-soo, chair of the Climate Change Center, Chang Se-chang, chairman ...
Vice Minister Woo delivers speech for 2016 Asia Power Week
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Woo Taehee delivered his keynote speech on Korea's new energy industry promotion policy at the opening ceremony for the “2016 Asia Power Week,” the largest and the most comprehensive energy event in the region, which was held at the KINTEX located in Goyang, Gyeongg...