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The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

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What U.S.-Iran Tensions Mean for South Korea

Troy Stangarone
June 19, 2019
South Korea could find itself facing both rising energy prices and an energy shortage if supplies from the Middle East were disrupted over an Iran conflict.

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South Korea Struggles to Balance Energy Demand

Yong Kwon
June 11, 2019
The South Korean government struggles to simultaneously deliver cheaper energy and generate more clean energy.

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Bumpy Road Ahead for President Moon on the Energy Front

Yong Kwon
May 22, 2019
The state utility provider is signaling the need for a price hike, which could challenge President Moon's public approval ratings at a delicate time.

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South Korean Company’s Strategic Investment

Yong Kwon
May 21, 2019
Lotte Chemical’s investment in Louisiana aligns with President Trump’s agenda to make the United States a major energy exporter and may help moderate future U.S. scrutiny of the bilateral trade relationship

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Can the U.S. Fill South Korea’s Oil Gap?

Kyle Ferrier
April 29, 2019
The growing demand for oil in South Korea and the removal of a major competitor in Iran bodes well for American producers.

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Confusing Electric Power Currents in North Korea Suggest Radical Reforms May Be Ahead

William Brown
October 9, 2018
North Koreans have purchased small solar power panels from China to charge their cell phones and produce a little heat for cooking and other household uses.  

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Hazy Shade of Winter: Air Pollution Sparks Emergency Measures in Korea

Jenna Gibson
January 18, 2018
Dangerously high levels of particulate matter in the air prompted emergency measures from the Seoul city government this week.

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Korea's Ambitious Smart Water Grid Initiative

November 9, 2017
By Hwan Kang The word “Smart Grid” became popularized when the energy industry thought applying sensors and having comprehensive control over the whole cycle of generating and consuming electricity was…

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