South Korea to build 4GW of solar and offshore wind

first_imgSouth Korea to build 4GW of solar and offshore wind FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:South Korea is planning to develop 4 gigawatts (GW) worth of solar and offshore wind on reclaimed land in Saemangeum, an estuarine tidal flat on the country’s southwest coast that was damned by the country’s government amidst significant controversy over 30 years ago.Asia’s fourth-largest economy, South Korea finished 2017 with 11.3 GW worth of renewable energy capacity, including at least 5 GW worth of solar. However, the country’s government is hoping to become a regional renewable energy powerhouse, and at the end of October, President Moon Jae-in announced plans to build 4 GW worth of solar and offshore wind — including 3 GW worth of solar and 1 GW of offshore wind.Specifically, South Korea intends to build a 3 GW power generation complex, to be completed by 2022, at which point it would be the world’s largest of its kind, as well as another 1 GW worth of offshore wind to be developed off the coast of Gunsan, in the North Jeolla Province, by 2026.[T]he Korean Government will seek to funnel KRW 10 trillion ($8.8 billion) in private investments to the project, with the Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency (SDIA), an agency run under the Ministry of Land, set to oversee the development of 2.6 GW worth of the projects — including 2.4 GW worth of solar, 100 MW worth of wind, and 100 MW worth of battery storage power. The country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) will oversee the development of 400 MW of solar PV. The 1 GW worth of offshore wind will be built separately.“This announcement is a follow-up of President Moon’s pledge to increase the share of renewables in Korea’s generation mix to 20% by 2030,” explained David Kang, an analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, who spoke to me via email. “The government has implemented a series of supporting policies (e.g. increased REC multiplier for wind and storage, temporary feed-in-tariff for small-scale PV, etc.) to boost the deployment of solar and wind in Korea, but the biggest obstacle has been the country’s chronic land availability issue. Much of the land suitable for solar and wind projects in Korea are either protected under the agricultural and environmental protection law or face severe opposition from local communities including farmers and fisheries. By utilizing the idle reclaimed land in Saemangeum region, the government aims to resolve the land availability issue and kick-start the deployment of utility-scale projects.”More: South Korea plans 4 gigawatts of solar + offshore windlast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Week, April 16, 2017 – April 22, 2017

first_img The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf was joined by families, advocates, and lawmakers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.Making sure that all Pennsylvanians have access to healthcare is a priority for Governor Wolf. This week, the governor joined Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards to host a discussion on the importance of ensuring access to women’s healthcare programs and the devastating effects proposed federal cuts would have on these services. Governor Wolf also released a statement of support for advocates who gathered in Harrisburg to rally for the protection of women’s health services.In January 2016, Governor Wolf launched the “It’s On Us PA” campaign to address and combat sexual assault on college campuses. On Tuesday, Governor Wolf hosted a press conference to announced six new pieces of proposed legislation that will continue and strengthen the fight against sexual violence in Pennsylvania.On Friday, Governor Wolf hosted an event with the Department of Banking and Securities and the Department of Aging to encourage seniors to protect themselves from financial fraud.Governor Wolf’s Week, April 16, 2017 – April 22, 2017Monday, 4/17/17Governor Wolf Announces State Clean Energy Grant InvestmentGovernor Wolf, Families, Advocates Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Legalizing Medical MarijuanaGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Join Pre-K for PA to Host Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor’s Residence, Highlight the Need to Invest in High-Quality Early Childhood EducationTuesday, 4/18/17Governor Wolf Urges Congress to Support Miners Protection ActUpdated: Governor Wolf’s Statement on Pennsylvania State Police Pursuit of Steve StephensGovernor Wolf Statement on Capitol Rally to Protect Women’s Health ServicesGovernor Wolf Announces “It’s On Us PA” LegislationWednesday, 4/19/17Governor Wolf Announces $39 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in Nine CountiesWolf Administration Statement Opposing Senate Bill 383Governor Wolf Statement on Eric Frein ConvictionThursday, 4/20/17Governor Wolf Announces Opening of First of 29 Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations Under Public Private PartnershipsGovernor Wolf Encourages Teens to Enroll in State Police Summer CampGovernor Wolf and Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards Hold Roundtable to Discuss Devastating Effects of Proposed Federal Funding CutsFriday, 4/21/17Governor Wolf Urges Seniors to Protect Themselves Against Financial FraudGovernor Wolf Announces 79 Projects to Receive DEP Environmental Education GrantsHighlights from The BlogMedical Marijuana One-Year Anniversary Celebrates People and ProgressWhat Medicaid Means to Xavier’s FamilyHighlights from TwitterThank you to the brave @PAStatePolice troopers for their vigilance in pursuing the Facebook killer. Thankful no one in PA was hurt. https://t.co/GN5i6jkcuI— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 18, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 21, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Week, April 16, 2017 – April 22, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Medical marijuana legalization is changing PA families’ lives. Retweet to show support for this important program. pic.twitter.com/YCYsJ0H1Ac— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 17, 2017last_img read more