Act on the Promotion of the Development, Use and Diffusion of New and Renewable Energy
It also promotes the stable supply of energy, environment-friendly conversion of the energy structure, and the reduction of GHG emissions. Forms of renewable energy included are, among other solar, bio-energy, wind, water, fuel cells, hydrogen, marine, geothermal and other forms other than coal, nuclear or natural gas.
The Act was amended in March and October 2020. Amended provisions include, amongst others: providing for residents in areas where new and renewable energy facilities are installed to participate by investing or contributing to a cooperative and requiring agencies that implement distribution projects of new and renewable energy to formulate and implement an annual plan for the follow-up management of the facility.
Related litigation cases
On September 28, 2020, more than 60 solar power plant owners and residents near biomass plants sued the South Korean government in the South Korean Constitutional Court, challenging biomass subsidies on climate and pollution grounds. The plaintiffs allege that the South Korean New and Renewable E...