South Korea plans to replace coal-fired power plants under construction with LNG-based power turbines in a bid to cut pollution, the government said in a statement Tuesday. It would also seek to scrap some 2.2 million diesel vehicles by May 2022, before President Moon Jae-In’s term ends. People would be offered incentives to switch to less polluting LPG-powered cars, according to the statement issued jointly by the industry, energy, environmental, transport and finance ministries. The government was eyeing a 30% fall in fine dust emissions from current levels by 2022, the statement said. Reducing fine dust pollutants has become a major issue amid increasing health concerns. Coal and diesel are seen as a contributor to the pollution. Article continues below… Platts LNG Daily is vital reading as LNG supply dynamics continue to change in big markets like Japan, China, Middle East, India, Australia, South America and the US. This […]