President Moon Jae-in says South Korea will double the number of production facilities of wind and solar energy by 2025.
In a video message to mark the UN-designated International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, the president stressed the need for a big transition in the nation's economic structure.
"We will more than double solar and wind power plants by 2025 and unleash a greater potential of new renewable energy through technological innovation, plant expansion and community participation.
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The government plans to increase the country's combined output of solar and wind energy to 42.7 gigawatts by 2025.
He said the government's Green New Deal initiative is aimed at achieving carbon neutrality, saying it can provide new opportunities for companies related to batteries and the hydro-economy.
He added firms will have the government's full support when responding to new international orders, such as the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.