How the world’s biggest wind farm may help South Korea’s net-zero dream

12th Apr, 2021

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Wind turbines stand at the Korea Offshore Wind Power wind farm in Buan, South Korea (Bloomberg/SeongJoon Cho)


The grounds where Jung Kuenbae and his forbears have caught fish for three generations are going to be turned into the world's largest offshore wind farm and he’s not bothered. “I initially opposed the idea when the plan was proposed because it will destroy our livelihood,” said Jung, who leads a group of local fishermen in 200-odd ships that drop nets off the southwestern tip of the Korean peninsula. “But I realised the project is part of the country’s transition to cleaner energy, which is something we have to come to terms with, rather than fighting against it.”

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