Nordic energy research conference in Seoul, Rep. of Korea

The Nordic countries will keep pushing for high ambition in renewable energy and this will be realized by reaching out to leading research hubs globally, like South Korea.



The future will most likely be powered by more renewable energy sources like hydropower, bioenergy, solar energy and wind power, but in the process of getting there; societies needs a bridge between the technologies of today and the ones of the future and at the same time make sure it is done the most efficient way. The share of renewable energy in electricity in 2015 is for Denmark (51 %), Finland (33 %), Norway (106 %) and Sweden (67 %).



As of 2015, South Korea’s renewable energy penetration rate was at 4.6% from primary energy source (2011-2015), and renewable energy supply rate had increased by 15.1% over these five years. South Korea’s new Moon government has promoted a strategy to achieve up to 20% in new and renewable energy proportion. By reducing the proportion of waste by each source and cultivating more solar and wind power as key sources, South Korea plans to achieve this goal by 2030.


Director Hans Jørgen Koch will be speaking about how to achieve the Paris 2015 energy- and climate goals in the most cost-effective way and about the Nordic carbon-neutral scenario.

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Location: Finland Tower, aSSIST University, Seoul, Republic of Korea