TITLE

Renewable Energy: Policy Issues and Economic Implications in Turkey

AUTHOR(S)
Bölük, Gülden
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
International Journal of Energy Economics & Policy (IJEEP);2013, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p153
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Current energy policy of Turkey is to increase the renewable energy share in total energy and to maximize benefit from existing potential until next 15 years. It was planed that the share of renewable energy resources in electricity production would be at least 30% by 2023 and government ensured some incentives such as feed-in tariff, investment incentives etc. for renewable energy. Moreover Turkish Energy Regulatory Agency (EMRA) announced that biofuel blending would be mandatory starting from 2013 and 2014 for bioethanol (2%) and biodiesel (1%), respectively. This study examines the current situation and potential of renewable resources and evaluates the impacts of renewable energy policy both on the energy sector and whole national economy. Renewable energy targets can generate around 275-545 thousand direct jobs possibilities in energy sector and 7.9 thousand tones natural gas and 464 thousand cubic meters fossil fuel saving by 2023. Net trade impact of renewable energy targets will be aggravated due to mandatory biodiesel blending since Turkey has oilseed deficit. In Turkey, utilization of all type of resources will contribute to economy but most feasible and sustainable renewable energy is biomass. Between the other renewables, biomass would provide highest social well-being in the country.
ACCESSION #
89049117

 

Related Articles

  • Biofuels: the good, the bad, the ugly–and the unwise policy. Wenzel, Henrik // Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy;Jun2009, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p143 

    This article discusses the increasing interest of many countries in biofuels. It highlights the promotion of the conversion of biomass to the liquid biofuels of bio-diesel and bioethanol. It explores the issue of competition for the biomass and the need to prioritize it. The article also...

  • Biomethane emerging as viable alternative to fossil fuels.  // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;2/26/2007, Vol. 36 Issue 34, Special section p19 

    The article reports on the emergence of biomethane as a viable renewable alternative to fossil fuels. The fundamental production efficiencies of biomethane make it competitive with other fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol according to the newsletter "Fleets & Fuels." Biomethane is made from...

  • Slow change from fossil fuels predicts Chevron CEO.  // Engineers Journal;May2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p174 

    The article reports on the need for Ireland to explore all forms of energy to ensure energy security according to Chevron chief executive officer (CEO) David O'Reilly during his 2009 McLaughlin Lecture at the Clyde Road. He says that alternative and renewable energy resources are important but...

  • Alternative Energy in Virginia.  // Virginia's Heritage & Environment;2008, p179 

    The article presents information related to alternative energy in Virginia. It is stated that making use of alternative sources of energy can reduce Virginia's dependence on fossil fuels and decrease pollution. Virginia has many renewable resources that may be used for biodiesel. The state also...

  • INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE SOURCES OF THE THERMAL ENERGY IN CENTRALIZED DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEMS OF ORADEA MUNICIPALITY. Blaga, A. C.; Rosca, M.; Gligor, E.; Panea, C. // Journal of Sustainable Energy;Sep2010, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p50 

    The thermal energy in municipality of Oradea is produced mainly by burning fossil fuels and natural gas. The limited reserves of fossil fuels worldwide and the negative environmental impact, leads to importance of careful analyzes regarding the renewable energy sources integration in the thermal...

  • Brief Analysis of Biodiesel and Biofuels Production in the Context of Achieving European Energy Policy. Soare, Petre // Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti Bulletin, Economic Scienc;2010, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p135 

    Getting energy from alternative sources is for EU Members including Romania, a fundamental objective intended for reducing dependence from traditional energy sources in the context of increasing degree of instability of oil and gas classical suppliers. In this context, the integration into...

  • Alternative energy technologies. Dresselhaus, M.S.; Thomas, I.L. // Nature;11/15/2001, Vol. 414 Issue 6861, p332 

    Focuses on the need for alternative sources of energy in the United states. Categories of energy sources; Supply of fossil and nuclear energy; Considerations in research and energy policy making.

  • Fossil fuels are taken for granted. Brunell, Don // Journal of Business (10756124);5/8/2014, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p8 

    The author discusses the dependence of people on fossil fuels and the consequences if the government will pursue its plan to eliminate it in favor of renewable energy resources.

  • The future of green energy in Latin America. CASTILLO, ÁNGELA // IBA Global Insight;Aug/Sep2015, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p42 

    The article reports that Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica are focused on the non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) sector in Latin America. It mentions that supportive clean energy policies, limited fossil fuels and friendly business environments, help in the fall in technology costs. It mentions...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics