On April 26, the 180th day of Mayor Park’s inauguration, the city government announced its plans to close a nuclear power plant.
The city government said that through the comprehensive plans to close a nuclear plant, largely by means of ‘reducing energy demand + increasing the production of new & renewable energy sources’, Seoul will be able to prevent a large-scale power outage while promoting a safe and sustainable energy production and saving system.
The city of Seoul will close a nuclear power plant by adopting a combination of ‘energy saving + new energy production.’
After collecting opinions from citizens for four months, the city of Seoul announced its ‘comprehensive plans to close a nuclear plant’ which elaborating on 78 ideas in six areas.
The Citizens’ Council to close one nuclear plant composed of 17 experts in various fields
To eliminate the need for one nuclear plant by reducing energy consumption by 2 million TOE by 2014
Current power self-sufficiency rate of 2.8% → 8% by 2014 → 20% by 2020
KRW 3.2444 trillion to be invested with expected returns of 2.08 trillion won in annual energy saving and a reduction of 7.33 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions
Installation of a solar panels on building roofs and creation of one energy self-reliant village in each district of Seoul
Energy independence of major facilities and smooth operation of urban infrastructure, even in the event of a large-scale power outage
mplementation of energy saving measures, or BRP (building retrofit project) for 12,200 energy-intensive buildings and proportional reduction in property taxes according to the energy reduction rate 100% replacement of traditional lighting in subway stations, underground shopping facilities and underground parking lots of large buildings by LED lights
At the time of urban planning evaluation, an introduction of a total energy consumption limit system and boosting the ratio of obligatory installation of new and renewable energy
Creation of 40,000 green jobs with a ‘Green Enterprise Start-up Fund’ of 40 billion won Promotion of an energy-saving action culture and operation of ‘a support organization for the elimination of one nuclear plant’