South Korean power outage fears loom high on agenda

A lack of investment in generation capacity and safety-related nuclear shutdowns left South Korea facing warnings of severe power shortages over the past year. That is putting investment in energy infrastructure and security of supply high on the political agenda, writes David Hayes

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After being sworn in on February 25, new South Korean president Park Geun-hye has had little time to toast her victory. North Korea, the country's obstreperous neighbour, continued to ratchet up military tension with the US as Energy Risk went to press, leaving various countries, including China and Russia, appealing for calm. Meanwhile, on the domestic front, a winter dominated by the threat of power cuts and a scandal affecting the country's nuclear industry have made the need to develop the

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