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Turkey’s Feed-In Tariff System of the Renewable Energy Sources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM)
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Turkey’s Feed-In Tariff System of the Renewable Energy Sources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM)

By Climate Scorecard Turkey Country Manager Barış Can Sever One of Turkey’s best practices in renewable energy production is the feed-in tariff system of the Renewable Energy Sources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM). However, while the mechanism aims to accelerate investments in renewable energy production, it contains several controversial aspects in its approach and implementation. Before revealing...

Turkey Needs to Develop a Multi-Sector Decarbonization Plan Among Other Climate Policies
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Turkey Needs to Develop a Multi-Sector Decarbonization Plan Among Other Climate Policies

Policy Recommendation 1: Current Incentives and Plans for Coal-Based Power Plants Should be Decreased and Eventually Abandoned Policy Recommendation 2: The Production and Use of renewable Energy Should be Supported The energy sector is responsible for the largest share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Turkey. Given that many of Turkey’s emissions stem from the...

Turkey’s Electricity Consumption was 272.53 Terawatt hours (TWh) in 2018, a 443.65% increase over 1990 levels (Source: IEA)
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Turkey’s Electricity Consumption was 272.53 Terawatt hours (TWh) in 2018, a 443.65% increase over 1990 levels (Source: IEA)

Since 1990, Turkey’s electricity consumption has steadily increased with period decreases in 2001 and 2010. The country consumed 50.13 Terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity in 1990 and 272.53 TWh in 2018. This thirty-year trend represents a 443.65% increase in electricity consumption throughout Turkey. From largest to smallest share in Gigawatt hours (GWh), Turkey’s electricity sources...

190% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Turkey Since 1990
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190% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Turkey Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Levels: 374.13 Megatons in 2018, a 190.56% increase over 1990 levels (Source: IEA) Current greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in Turkey have been exacerbated by emissions from coal, oil, and gas industries (161.0 Mt, 115 Mt, and 93 Mt respectively). GHG emissions are mainly composed of CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide...

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