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Climate Change

Samsung urged to use 100% green energy in South Korea and Vietnam

Greenpeace says electronics giant lags Amazon and Total in renewables use

A Samsung factory in Vietnam: The Southeast Asian country produces half of all the South Korean company's smartphones.    © Reuters

HO CHI MINH CITY/SEOUL -- Samsung must switch to using 100% renewable energy in South Korea and Vietnam -- the tech conglomerate's two biggest production bases -- even as those countries plan to build more coal-fired power plants, Greenpeace said in a report on Tuesday.

The environmental group's report lauded Samsung Electronics for hitting a 2020 target of 100% renewables in China, Europe and the U.S., but warned it risked being eclipsed by other tech multinationals that "are using their buying power" to purchase solar and wind energy.

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