Update on ROK Energy Sector and Energy Policies

by Woo Jin Chung Korea Energy Economics Institute, Republic of Korea 22 July 2014 I. ABSTRACT This paper presents the status of energy supply and demand in the Republic of Korea (ROK), as well as a description of current and recent policies related to the future of the Korean energy sector. The paper outlines the past […]

Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly – 17 July

DETERRENCE: Russian Drills Aim at Potential Nuclear Disaster Response – Ministry DPRK: S. Korea to Provide 3 Billion Won in Aid to N. Korea ENERGY SECURITY: The Big Green Test – Conservatives and Climate Change GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation: Interim 2014 Report CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: A Geospatial Dataset for U.S. Hurricane Storm Surge and Sea-level Rise […]

Update on the Consideration of the Possibility of Deep Borehole Disposal in Japan

by Tomochika Tokunaga 11 July 2014 Originally published 29 March 2014, Department of Environment Systems University of Tokyo. I. Update on the Current Status of Japan’s High-level Waste Disposal Program This report provides an update on the consideration of the possibility of deep borehole disposal in Japan, revising the report submitted to Nautilus Institute by the author […]

Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly – 10 July

Update: Potential for Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Wastes in ROK

by Jungmin Kang Exploration of the Potential for Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Wastes in South Korea: An Update[1] 1 July 2014 Visiting Professor, KAIST I. executive summary Since the Republic of Korea’s first nuclear power reactor was placed into operation in 1978, twenty three reactors have been placed into operation, with a total capacity of 20.7 gigawatts […]

Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly – 26 June

DETERRENCE: How the Army Should Pivot to Asia GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire from Seoul CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Location Security and Environmental-Induced Displacement: A Case Study of the Riverine Islands in Bangladesh ENERGY SECURITY: Obama on Obama on Climate AUSTRAL PEACE AND SECURITY: Australia-US Defence Deal: What it Means DETERRENCE: How the Army Should […]

Strategies for the Rehabilitation of the DPRK Energy Sector


by David F. von Hippel and Peter Hayes The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability 24 June 2014 Prepared for the International Seminar on Political Prospects of Korean Peninsula and Strategies for North-South Korean Energy Cooperation on 7-8 November 2013, Yeoncheon, Republic of Korea. I. INTRODUCTION During the decade of the 1990s, and continuing into the second […]

The ROK’s Nuclear Energy Development and Spent Fuel Management Plans


by Jungmin Kang 10 July 2014 Originally published 5 March 2014 for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. I. Status of and Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Republic of Korea One of the most rapidly growing developed countries in the world today, South Korea (the Republic of Korea, or ROK) has been increasingly relying on […]