Jinsoo Kim's research while affiliated with Hanyang University and other places

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Paper has shaped society for centuries and is considered one of humanity's most important inventions. However, pulp and paper products can be damaging to social and natural systems along their lifecycle of material extraction, processing, transportation, and waste handling. The pulp and paper industry is among the top five most energy-intensive ind...
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The concept of carbon efficiency is closely related to energy efficiency but embraces a broader range of carbon emission sources. Many studies have covered carbon efficiency, investigating the climate crisis, economic growth, and a sustainable future; however, it is hard to agree that there is a consensus on the definition of carbon efficiency. To...
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Natural gas is an important and highly flexible fuel across the industry sector globally. It provides fuel and energy services for both heat and power, and is also as a key feedstock in many industrial processes. Natural gas-based industrial technologies typically have lower capital costs, operating costs, and electricity consumption than coal-base...
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The iron and steel industry is the largest coal consumer and the most greenhouse gas intensive industry. It consumes about 7% of global energy supply, and conservative estimates report that it is responsible for 7–9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Decarbonization of the iron and steel industry is thus vital to meet climate change mitigation ta...
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The oil refining industry, which was established in the mid-19th century, has become a foundation of modern society. While the refining of crude oil to produce transportation fuels, petrochemical feedstocks and a variety of other products has brought manifold benefits, it has also led to the global proliferation of greenhouse gas emissions as well...
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This study investigates income and price elasticities of residential electricity demand and electricity rebound effect using the annual panel data of 18 European Union countries. Quantile regression results show that income elasticities are higher in lower quantiles, whereas price elasticities are uniform in all quantiles. Three fixed-effect estima...
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Ceramics are considered one of the greatest and earliest most useful successes of humankind. However, ceramics can be highly damaging to natural and social systems during their lifecycle, from material extraction to waste handling. For example, each year in the EU, the manufacture of ceramics (e.g., refractories, wall and floor tiles and bricks and...
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Glass is a material inextricably linked with human civilization. It is also the product of an energy intensive industry. About 75%–85% of the total energy requirements to produce glass occur when the raw materials are heated in a furnace to more than 1500 °C. During this process, large volumes of emissions arise. The container and flat glass indust...
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Industrial decarbonization is a daunting challenge given the relative lack of low-carbon options available for “hard to decarbonize” industries such as iron and steel, cement, and chemicals. Hydrogen, however, offers one potential solution to this dilemma given that is an abundant and energy dense fuel capable of not just meeting industrial energy...
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From farm to fork, food and beverage consumption can have significant negative impacts on energy consumption, water consumption, climate change, and other environmental subsystems. This paper presents a comprehensive, critical and systematic review of more than 350,000 sources of evidence, and a short list of 701 studies, on the topic of greenhouse...
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This study analyzes the changes in energy consumption of the Korean manufacturing sector using the index decomposition analysis (IDA) method. To capture the production effect based on actual physical activities, we applied the activity revaluation (AR) approach in the analysis. We also developed energy consumption data in terms of primary energy su...
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Humanity has come to depend on synthetic, factory made gases that have extremely significant global warming potential. Fluorinated greenhouse gases, or F-gases, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) have been termed “super pollutants” and “super greenhouse gases” given...
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Although energy systems are well known to lead to positive or negative externalities, one less explored attribute has been a rigorous historical and future looking assessment of energy accidents. In this study, we analyze an extensive dataset of 4,450 energy accidents from 1800 to 2018 across eleven energy systems. Our analysis reveals that these c...
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What is the range and scope of externalities associated with electricity supply, energy efficiency, and transport? What research methods and techniques of valuation does the community use to monetize these externalities? What policy implications arise in terms of better governing energy and mobility systems? To answer these questions, this study of...
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This study investigated the driving factors of embodied carbon emission changes in manufacturing trades through structural decomposition analysis. For empirical analysis, we developed an environmental multiregional input–output model for Korea, Japan, and China for 1995–2009. The three countries, which are economically and environmentally significa...
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Global concern about the climate crisis has incited movements for switching to renewable electricity. Renewable electricity can contribute to economic growth as an input factor (electricity generation) and also as an industry (renewable manufacturing). We introduce a new hypothesis, the renewable–growth hypothesis, to investigate the role of the re...
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Our paper examines the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) relationship through a heterogeneous panel analysis of 34 Annex I countries for the 1990 to 2016 period. We confirm the long-run equilibrium relationship between carbon emissions, trade openness, fossil fuel usage, and GDP through the panel cointegration tests that is robust to cross-sectiona...
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Owing to rapid growth in the Asian solar photovoltaic (PV) power market, decision-making models are required to develop efficient investment strategies. Previous studies have largely focused on technological conditions and macroeconomic indicators, but not on the increasing needs of the financial sector. In this study, we developed an evaluation mo...
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The demand for energy has been increasing significantly worldwide. Consequently, carbon emissions have accelerated, since energy usage involves carbon dioxide. Given that the available energy has quantitative restriction feature, efficient usage of energy becomes crucial. Energy efficiency is expected to improve over time with technological advance...
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This research focuses on the relative weight of indicators in raw material criticality assessment. The weight of the indicators configured for a criticality assessment varies based on the purpose of the evaluation and the stakeholders. That weight also has a significant impact on the assessment results. Consequently, it is essential to derive the w...
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A new energy transition policy in Korea has increased the importance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the energy mix. The Asia-Pacific LNG market is inflexible because long-term contracts are dominant. This market characteristic means that the development of policies that ensure a stable supply of LNG is essential. We developed a new model for the...
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This paper investigates the determinants of carbon emissions based on energy consumption, analyzing the data of 30 countries using nuclear energy for the period 1990–2014. Renewable energy and nuclear energy consumption are adopted as determinants, and real coal price and real GDP are used as additive variables. The panel cointegration analysis and...
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As a consequence of globalization, increased international transport generates many pollutants. Pollution generation from other industries related to international transport also cannot be ignored. This paper thus aims to investigate the carbon emissions from international transport. We analyzed embodied carbon emissions of international transport...
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An increasing number of firms around the world are applying corporate sustainability management (CSM) to their business operations, and the research interest on the effect of CSM in terms of the capital market benefit has grown rapidly under the different research settings across various countries. This study investigates whether CSM contributes to...
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Google Trends is a service based on big data that shows the frequency of global searches in real time. As an index of individual interest, Google Trends has been used in various research fields. This study estimates the relationship between household electricity consumption and individuals’ interest in energy based on Google Trends data. In particu...
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Korea has increased its self-sufficiency in natural resources since 2006. Accordingly, the number of overseas resource developments has also increased; however, the quantification of the economic impact of such developments is rarely studied. Therefore, we analyse the economic impact on the Korean economy and create a hypothetical Australian coal b...
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This paper examines the relationship between coal consumption and economic growth for 30 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries and 32 non-OECD countries for 1990-2013 using a multivariate dependent panel analysis. For the analysis, we conducted the common factor defactorization process, unit root test, cointegratio...
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There are many uncertainties in coal bed methane (CBM) projects: gas price fluctuations according to oil prices, changes of operational and capital costs, development and production lifetimes and production volume from underground conditions. It is well known that ordinary discounted cash flow method cannot consider these uncertainties. The real op...
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Quantifying the sources of change in energy use by decomposition can provide policymakers with useful information, especially for Korea, which has energy-intensive industries such as steel and petrochemicals. In this article, intermediate energy demand is analyzed using a four-part structural decomposition model. The proposed model can distinguish...
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Given the increasing importance of energy efficiency, we appraise the situation in Korea by analyzing past energy consumption patterns. By using a modified hybrid model of index decomposition analysis, artificial neural network (ANN), and data envelopment analysis (DEA), we predict the optimal energy consumption and estimate the difference between...
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The Korean governmental support for supply security of oil and gas via overseas exploration and production (E&P) projects are publicly criticized because of some poor projects lacking of economic feasibility, even though it should be expanded from a long-term perspective. Applying the contingent valuation, this study investigates the Korean public'...
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Following the unconventional gas revolution, the forecasting of natural gas prices has become increasingly important because the association of these prices with those of crude oil has weakened. With this as motivation, we propose some modified hybrid models in which various combinations of the wavelet approximation, detail components, autoregressi...
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This study uses panel cointegration tests to examine the relationship between coal consumption and economic growth for OECD and non-OECD countries. We formulate a hypothesis that developing countries have a more powerful relationship since coal is generally used in the early stage of economic development. To prove this hypothesis, we analyse 58 cou...
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The horticulture and stockbreeding sectors are the highest energy consumers in the Korean agriculture industry. Reducing this consumption would be useful given that non-renewable resources account for 70.3% of the source of this energy. We apply the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process with the benefits, opportunities, costs, and risks (BOCR) approach...
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Since 1983, the South Korean government has implemented a conditional loan system to push private firms to participate in foreign oil and gas exploration projects, ultimately to secure the country's energy supply. In this study, we empirically investigate whether South Korea's conditional loan system successfully contributed to the promotion of for...
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The supply security of fossil fuels is one of the most important policy issues in South Korea. This is because of South Korea's economic condition, geopolitical status, and lack of energy resources. This study investigates the Korean public's perceptions of the supply security of fossil fuels using the contingent valuation method. It derives the Ko...
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Including the rolling black out in 2011, Korea has suffered from rapid increase of electricity consumption and demand forecasting failure for last five years. In addition, because of the Fukushima disaster, high fuel prices, and introduction of new generation sources such as renewables, the uncertainty on a power supply strategy increases. Conseque...
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There has been a lot of studies to identify the driving forces of energy consumption. Many of them decomposed the final energy consumption into the intensity effect, structural effect, and production effect. Those approach, however, could not consider the transformation loss during the electric power generation. Therefore, in this study, we conduct...
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This study examines the influence of competing economic, uncertainty, and geological factors in driving the exploration investment of organization of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) countries. We specify and estimate a fixed-effects model with Driscoll–Kraay standard errors on data for 1980–2011. Our findings show a significant positive influe...
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This study explains how the international crude oil market mechanism has evolved. It suggests a systematic approach to analyse the hypothesis of the integration of the international oil market, the structural changes in oil price movements and the benchmark role of specific crude, which have been separately discussed in previous studies. We analyse...
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This paper examines the willingness for Korean consumers to pay a premium for renewable electricity under a differentiated good framework by applying the contingent valuation method. Korean consumers have been required to pay for their use of renewable electricity as of 2012. First, we find that Korean consumers recognise renewable electricity as a...
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In this study, we evaluated six hydrogen-producing methods using a fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) under benefits, opportunities, costs, and risks concepts. Twelve factors were set up, and the weights of each factor were appraised using the fuzzy AHP method. We conclude that steam methane reforming is the optimal method for hydrogen producti...
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To investigate a decoupling issue on economic growth and energy consumption, a new approach using decomposed time series of energy consumption is applied in this study. To capture the actual growth effect on energy consumption, an index decomposition analysis is performed first. From the decomposition results, the decomposed energy consumption data...
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This study presents the extensive simulation to control the concurrent behavior of gas and water coning in oil reservoir with existence of a bottom aquifer. From simulation results, coning phenomena were observed even with the critical oil rate obtained analytically. It is because the critical rate is calculated using a steady state expression. In...
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By 2030, Korean government aims to increase the share of new and renewable energy sources to 11% in the overall primary energy mix, that is, approximately 33 million TOE. However, carefully designed program is needed given the current low level of the share (2.37%, approximately 5.6 million TOE, as of 2007). Therefore, alongside R&D on new and rene...
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The concept and methodology of price asymmetry analyses can be applied to the analysis of the regionalization of international crude oil markets. If markets are unified and properties of crude oils are similar, the price movements of crude oil in each market should be symmetric in the cases of price increases and decreases. Accordingly, in this stu...
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Human resource development (HRD) is an important outcome of every national R&D projects. However, previ-ous studies could not measure the economic HRD effect exclusively (Heo et al. (2008)). In this paper, we focused on measuring the economic effect of national R&D program from comparing the human-capital rates of return by manufacturing groups. Th...

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... Multi-color printing plays an important role in our daily life, but the concern of environmental pollution, occupational safety and global deforestation have always existed. [1][2][3][4] Colloidal photonic crystals (CPCs) possess a periodically modulated dielectric constant, forming a unique photonic band gap (PBG), in which light propagation in the photonic crystal is forbidden. 5 Thus, CPC paper has been considered one of the most potential substitutes, and has attracted much attention since its invention for its high saturation, photobleaching resistance and eco-friendless. ...
... Carbon dioxide valorization via hydrogenation, transforming captured CO 2 into high-valued chemicals or synthetic fuels, can lead to several economic benefits and can eventually be exploited for the market. Mathur et al. (2022) published a review to address the significant role of natural gas, including hydrogen, in global industrial decarbonization. They also assessed the current and projected financial, infrastructural, geopolitical, and governance concerns. ...
... In metallurgy, for example, energy costs can reach 40% of the cost of production. The use of traditional energy sources, such as coal, leads to the fact that metallurgy is responsible for 7-9% of global carbon dioxide emissions( [40]). ...
... Despite the introduction of renewable energy processes, the main type of energy is derived from fossil fuels, especially petroleum. Yet oil is a dominant source of energy, it still faces the problem of carbon intensity because the world is not ready to abandon energy derived from fossil fuels ( [39]). ...
... Robichaud (2020) stressed that air transport threatens the atmosphere and air composition of landing sites because at high altitudes it emits half of all greenhouse gases. For example, even a short round-trip flight from London to Rome produces 234 kg of carbon dioxide per passenger, more than the annual average for 17 countries (Del Rio et al., 2022). Conversely, others see the benefits of air transport, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (2020) arguing that humanitarian and emergency aid and relief can be delivered to impoverished or disaster-stricken areas by providing transport openings in remote areas and enabling rapid transport of important things like medical supplies and transplanted organs. ...
... Whether decarbonization of energy systems has positive or negative effects on environmental justice in the near term will vary depending on technology, process, scale and context-as demonstrated by impacts from solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear energy that differ in scope and kind (17,104,(106)(107)(108)(109). Low-carbon energy technologies can produce negative externalities (e.g., wind turbine shadow flicker, pollution from methane generating landfills, exacerbation of local inequality due to differing accessibility to sustainable products and services). ...
... In addition, it should be noted that hydrogen can be utilized to make synthetic methane. This gas is fully compatible with the current natural gas infrastructure and can minimize this economic burden [92]. While the international transportation of hydrogen-produced goods is developing, ammonia production, iron and steel manufacturing, aviation liquids, marine bunkers, or raw materials to produce synthetic organics seem to be the top markets. ...
... Kim [18] reviews case studies on the decomposition analysis of Korean energy consumption and makes suggestions using physical output as an intensity indicator rather than monetary output. From the implications of [18], in the most recent study, Lee and Kim [19] attempt to compare the decomposition results in the Korean manufacturing sector between monetary and physical output. They concluded that monetary-based decomposition results may show distorted outcomes based on the evidence that the expansion of the energy-intensive industry is revealed by only physical output-based decomposition. ...
... Evidently, large corporations in the energy sector remain indifferent to sustainability issues related to their business operations and continue to lobby against accountability provisions for the external costs caused by their business operations [36]. External costs to the environment that adversely affect public health have long been neglected, especially by those environmentally material business sectors [37,38]. ...
... The frontrunners of this transition are surely the companies of the agri-food sector. These companies are taking the lead of the low-carbon transition positing themselves as carbon neutral (Sovacool et al., 2021). Agri-food companies are also experimenting with new approaches acting in a void of specific definitions and governance. ...