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Turkey’s Power Grid
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Turkey’s Power Grid

The electricity grid systems include three distinct components, often hundreds or thousands of miles apart—generation, transmission, and distribution. In many cases, the location of the generation and the concentration of the consumption of power are quite distant from each other. This has been the case in Turkey particularly when the country was hugely dependent on...

Turkey’s Proxy Measures for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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Turkey’s Proxy Measures for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Prosperity, specifically in developed countries, due to the global industry has inevitably caused energy crises and environmental pollution. These issues demand close attention to be resolved sooner than later. The amount of energy produced and consumed is an important parameter affecting the level of emission as well as the source of the energy, i.e., coal...

No Local Production of EVs in Turkey and Most Passenger Car Stock is Old and Fuel Inefficient 
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No Local Production of EVs in Turkey and Most Passenger Car Stock is Old and Fuel Inefficient 

In 2001 the number of registered vehicles in Turkey was 8.5 million with an average increase of 1 million vehicles per year. However, in 2022 that number exceeded 25 million, corresponding to a  3-fold increase. Nearly half of the registered vehicles are passenger cars with a share of 56%; the rest of the registered vehicles...

Climate Change is Expected to Result in Declines in Agriculture, Industry, and Tourism in Turkey
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Climate Change is Expected to Result in Declines in Agriculture, Industry, and Tourism in Turkey

Changes in the climate may differ from region to region in the world. Regional changes could differ from the global trend as well. If we compare the change in temperature in Turkey with that of the globe, we can see some important differences. We find that the recent increasing temperature trends in Turkey start after...

Almost 95% of Youth View Climate Change As One of The Most Significant Dangers Faced By Turkey
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Almost 95% of Youth View Climate Change As One of The Most Significant Dangers Faced By Turkey

Turkey has one of the largest populations in the region, exceeding 85 million. Of this population, almost one third is below 25 and 15 % is between 15-25 years of age which is defined as youth.  Turkey has the highest youth population in Europe. Environmental and social awareness is much higher among educated youth, particularly...

Increasing Usage of Natural Gas in Turkey and Its Effect on Local Economy
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Increasing Usage of Natural Gas in Turkey and Its Effect on Local Economy

Turkey ranked as the seventh biggest gas-consuming country in the world with 47.7 billion cubic meters (bcm) of consumption in 2020 which was 6.5% more than 2019, according to data of the Natural Gas Distribution Companies Association of Turkey. 2021 natural gas consumption was around 2020 levels. However, Turkey’s gas consumption estimates for 2022 shows an 18.8% rise. Turkey is heavily...

Effects of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Likely Felt in the Energy and Tourism Sector in Turkey
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Effects of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Likely Felt in the Energy and Tourism Sector in Turkey

Turkey has been very dependent on Russian natural sources for energy. Russia has been the major supplier of natural gas for Turkey through the pipelines crossing Black Sea and Eastern Europe. Turkey is importing over 60 billion m3 of natural gas mostly from Russia and partly from Algeria and Nigeria as LNG. Significant amount of...

Turkey: Climate Progress Report
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Turkey: Climate Progress Report

Turkey would need to reduce its emissions to below 365 MtCO2 by 2030 and to below 226 MtCO2 by 2050 to be within its emissions allowances under a ‘fair-share’ range compatible with global 1.5°C. Turkey’s intended 2030 national emissions reduction target is to reduce emissions 21% below what it calls a business-as-usual scenario, equivalent to...

Climate Justice in Turkey
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Climate Justice in Turkey

HIGHLIGHTS A drop in agricultural productivity and a rise in food prices Rising energy prices for those who can’t afford them Decline in welfare and living standards of low-income communities   NARRATIVE Climate change will affect different people and places unevenly and is likely to lead to inequalities within and across nations, and between current...

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