• Welcome To Seongdaegol Energy Village

  • The construction of two nuclear reactors in Korea recently resumed following a recommendation from a public debate commission. Despite this, South Korea is continuing with its anti-nuclear policy.
    What propelled the anti-nuclear movement in Korea goes back to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Following the incident in Japan, people’s perception of nuclear power has changed. Some have questioned whether it is necessary to continue generating electricity that relies on nuclear power.
    Seongdaegol, located in Dongjak District, southern Seoul, began its movement on energy transition 8 years ago. The goal is for the village to be energy self-sufficient by reducing energy consumption. And the villagers are coming up with ideas such as installing solar panels and using solar-power air heaters or pellet stoves to reach their goal.
    For our New Year’s special, KBS WORLD Radio visits Seongdaegol to discover its people’s mission to become energy sufficient.