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Turkey - pitching forward to energy independency

 
: Akca Prill, Melek

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Manzella, Adele (Ed.):
Geothermal Energy and Society
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019 (Lecture notes in energy 67)
ISBN: 978-3-319-78285-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-319-78286-7 (Online)
pp.259-277
English
Book Article
Fraunhofer ISI ()
Turkey; energy dependency; renewable sources; public engagement

Abstract
Turkey is a growing country in economical and demographical sense with an increasing energy demand over the years. In order to meet its rising energy hunger, the country is highly dependent on fossil energy imports, which increases the existing greenhouse gas emissions to a higher level. Although having a rich amount of renewable energy sources, current energy policies of the country are jeopardizing the development and gradual utilization of renewable energies. Among its huge hydro- and wind power potential, Turkey is one of the richest countries across the globe in terms of geothermal energy. Despite government efforts towards the use of geothermal sources in a broader scale, still only a small amount of it is used for the electricity generation and other direct-use applications. This chapter aims to address that, the government supports and incentives are not solely enough to promote exploitation of geothermal energy countrywide; also the geothermal technology and areas of application should gain the social acceptance. Therefore, especially the local people, who reside nearby the geothermal sources, should be informed about the equal distribution of positive impacts, economical benefits and potential adverse effects of the geothermal power plants.

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