Energy Assistance to North Korea

Options to be Considered Immediately by the Six Parties and Beyond. With a foreword by Robert L. Gallucci



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Energy Assistance to North Korea
Options to be Considered Immediately by the Six Parties and Beyond. With a foreword by Robert L. Gallucci
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On February 13th, 2007, North Korea agreed to dismantle its nuclear program in exchange for security guarantees and energy assistance. As a part of the strict give-and-take denuclearization process, the Feburary 13th agreement stipulates energy assistance up to the “equivalent of one million tons of heavy fuel oil”. Noting the critical phrase, “equivalent of”, this study analyzes the various energy assistance options available through domestic and international politics analysis and economic cost-benefit analysis; it includes health and environmental externalities in the economics, thus incorporating the latent social costs. The research finds that a comprehensive energy assistance package that consists of renewable energy assistance, including wind, small-hydro, and tidal power, combined with the rehabilitation of hydro power plants and the grid system in place of heavy fuel oil, would benefit the North Korean energy sector and its economy in a sustainable manner. In the medium-term, light water nuclear reactors emerge as an unfortunate imperative in putting a definite end to the dismantlement process. In the longer South-North Korea economic cooperation, however, as the benefits of renewable energies increase over time, a diverse portfolio of renewable energies would contribute to reviving the economy while allowing for the health of the people and of the environment. To shed light on an example of a country aligning itself toward a sustainable trajectory, the Cuban example of overcoming a food and energy crisis is introduced to grant lessons for policymakers.
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Yoon-Young Angela Choe was born in 1983 and has been educated in Korea, England, Germany, and the U.S. She studied at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and graduated with honors in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with concentration in Environment and Energy.
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Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Yoon-Young Angela Choe, Robert L Gallucci
Herausgeber/-in Danyel Reiche
Anzahl der Seiten 110
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 22.10.2007
Gewicht (kg) 0.1770
ISBN-13 9783898218382