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South Korea seeks to strike balance between nuclear and renewables

Environment minister plans to increase share of green energy 'step by step'

South Korean Environment Minister Han Wha-jin says the Yoon Suk-yeol administration will take a gradual approach to scaling up renewables. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of the Environment of South Korea)

TOKYO -- South Korea's environment minister sought to counter criticism that her country was tardy in switching to green energy, saying it was taking a gradual approach to using more renewables while powering up its nuclear sector.

"We will increase the share of renewables step by step," Han Wha-jin said in a recent interview with Nikkei Asia.

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