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작성일 : 15-02-26 14:02
[Symposium] Energy governance in South Korea still has a long way to go
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The symposium participants contend that if the energy paradigm’s transition and energy governance with the participation of the people, which the people pushed for 10 years ago, were even only partly realized, many of the conflicts occurring now, such as those related to the high-voltage power line in Miryang and to the publicity standstill on used nuclear fuel, might have been prevented. The symposium participants also pointed out that the need for energy governance is intensifying, which concerns energy transition and nuclear phase-out as a mainstream, and the formation of alternative-energy citizenship.

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 Symposium in Commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of ECPI
-10 years from Buan’s strife and civil consensus, energy governance in South Korea still has a long way to go

There has been a head-on collision and conflict on the national energy basis plan, coercive nuclear power plant plan, and high-voltage power line construction. Moreover, there is a fear that energy governance is becoming weaker in South Korea. This is demonstrated by several cases, such as the national government’s denial of the legal binding force of Samcheok’s referendum and the life extension of Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant Unit No. 1 without obtaining the local residents’ agreement.
With this situation, ECPI held a symposium in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of its founding, and tried to find a way to establish better energy governance in the country.
This seminar covered the meaning of the present energy governance and of the improvement issues motivated by the “civil consensus on the future of the country’s electricity policy,” which took a lesson from Buan’s strife on the nuclear-waste storage site in 2003, and which attempted in 2004 to present an alternative governance model for the electricity policy, led by Center for Democracy in Science Technology of the People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy. The symposium participants contend that if the energy paradigm’s transition and energy governance with the participation of the people, which the people pushed for 10 years ago, were even only partly realized, many of the conflicts occurring now, such as those related to the high-voltage power line in Miryang and to the publicity standstill on used nuclear fuel, might have been prevented. The symposium participants also pointed out that the need for energy governance is intensifying, which concerns energy transition and nuclear phase-out as a mainstream, and the formation of alternative-energy citizenship.


 
   
 




 
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