demand for coal in South Korea in 2016 according to the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), a government-run think tank. This will mean a 6.3 rise in demand compared to 2015.
new coal fired plants will become operation this year fuelling this demand.
of installed capacity will be added once these plants are operational.
of South Korea's electricity supply last year came from coal, according to data from Korea Power Exchange.
new coal-fired power plants will still be built by 2022.