South Korea, Asia’s fourth-largest economy, is struggling with recurring energy supply shortages. Despite the issue, country officials pledged to drastically scale back nuclear power at the World Energy Congress meeting on October 13, 2013. Nuclear energy accounted for 26.4% of power generation capacity in 2012, and was expected to reach 41% by the year 2035. The revised plans, despite the construction of new plants, call for the number fall between 22% and 29%.

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