The energy transition is inducing new investments in the electricity production and infrastructure sectors worldwide. Turkey, with its increasing energy demand met mostly by fossil fuel resources, faces significant risk of dependency on energy imports in the future. In order to address this issue, Turkey’s public policy framework includes not only strategies to increase the share of renewable energy resources in its energy mix but also aims to develop a local manufacturing industry and to enable technology transfer. This study examines the co-benefits to industrial development and trade of increased deployment of renewable energy in Turkey.
Industrial development, trade opportunities and innovation with renewable energy in Turkey. Assessing the co-benefits of decarbonising the power sector.
Year of publication: 2019
Editors: Mara Gomez, Pinar Ertor, Sebastian Helgenberger, Laura Nagel – IASS Potsdam and Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), Sabanci University
Technical implementation: Bengisu Özenç, Efşan Nas Özen – Cobenefits researchers at Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), Sabanci University
This study is part of a 2019 series of four studies assessing the co-benefits of decarbonising the power sector in Turkey, edited by IASS, IPC, EPRA and IET:
- Future skills and job creation through renewable energy in Turkey
- Improving air quality and reducing health costs through renewable energy in Turkey
- Supply security in Turkey (under construction)