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Climate targets: Energy

    • Plan to have renewables account for 20% of the South Korea's generation capacity by 2030
      Energy | Target year: 2030
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • Target to import overseas hydrogen (produced by renewable energy and brown coal) from 2030, with 70% of demand for hydrogen to be met with CO2-free hydrogen by 2040
      Energy | Target year: 2040
      Source:

      Executive | 2019

    • Target a hydrogen supply of 5.26 million tons by 2040
      Energy | Target year: 2040
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Target 1.9-2.7 million renewable energy facilities by 2040
      Energy | Target year: 2040
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Target the ratio of distributed generation to be 30% by 2040
      Energy | Target year: 2040
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Target a 38% reduction in energy intensity of the building sector by 2040
      Energy | Target year: 2040 | Base year: 2017
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Target a 21% reduction in energy intensity of the industrial sector by 2040
      Energy | Target year: 2040 | Base year: 2017
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Targets 18.6% (below the BAU level) reduction of energy consumption by 2040
      Energy | Target year: 2040 | Base year: Compared with business as usual scenario
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Targets an energy mix where 30-35% of energy generation is renewables in 2040
      Energy | Target year: 2040
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Reduction of 64.5 MTCO2e in the power generation sector, which is to be achieved through adoption of low-carbon power sources, management of electricity demand, and higher electricity transmission and supply efficiency, by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
    • Natural gas to reach 18.8% share of electricity production by 2030 against a 2017 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2017
    • Coal to decrease at 36.1% share of electricity production by 2030 against a 2017 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2017
    • Nuclear to decrease at 36.1% share of electricity production by 2030 against a 2017 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2017
    • Nuclear energy represent 29% of the energy mix in 2035 by 2035 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: 2014
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Reduction of 15% of electricity demand by 2035 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: 2014
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Reduction of 3.6 MTCO2e from public and other sectors by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
    • Final energy consumption reduced by 13% by 2035 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: 2014
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • Reduction of 28.2 MTCO2e from new energy industries by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
    • Supply potential of renewables set as 11% by 2035
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: 2014
      Source:

      Executive | 2008

    • 20% share of renewables in electricity production by 2030
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2017
For further analysis of the NDC, see South Korea country profile on ClimateWatch logo
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