Energy Efficiency of Korea’s Iron/steel and Chemical Industries : Energy Consumption Decomposition and Policy Implications
||제 호 (2015.10.26)
Korea has maintained highly energy and resource-dependent industries since the late 1970s after turning from light industries such as the textile industry, to heavy industries such as shipbuilding, iron and steel, petrochemical and automobile as the nation’s major industries. Inevitably, Korea’s energy and resource efficiency has been one of the hot issues that can hardly be easily overcome in the short term. Of course, added values from those industries are huge amounts, and one could say it should not be a serious problem if the amount and growth rate of the added values overrun those industries’ energy and resource input volume.