Turkish challenges for low-carbon society: Current status, government policies and social acceptance

Amin Yousefisahzbi, Eda Unlu-Yucesoy, Kyuro Sasaki, Hossein Yuosefi, Arif Widiatmojo, Yuichi Sugai

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Turkey's rapid economic growth followed by increasing gap between domestic energy production and consumption signifies the large-scale integration of low-carbon and renewable resources into energy system. Turkey's energy demand is increasing and supplying fossil energies such as oil and gas is becoming more challenging due to the lack of domestic hydrocarbon resources. The country is facing two main issues; first, maintaining energy balance and second, handling environmental issues. Nevertheless, Turkey has substantial renewable and low-carbon energy resources with co-benefits for the country's fast growing economy and environmental sustainability. This paper aims to present a comprehensive update on Turkey's renewable and low-carbon energy sector. It reviews not only the current status of the technology, policy and economy, but also provides an insight into the social aspects as well. From a policy point of view, the paper critically discusses Turkey's energy strategy and perspectives and from the social point of view, the paper argues that there is a research gap in recent literature regarding public awareness and social acceptance of low-carbon energy technologies. Also, the future challenges for promoting low-carbon society in Turkey are discussed in terms of sustainable development and socio-environmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-608
Number of pages13
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017

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Turkish challenges for low-carbon society : Current status, government policies and social acceptance. / Yousefisahzbi, Amin; Unlu-Yucesoy, Eda; Sasaki, Kyuro; Yuosefi, Hossein; Widiatmojo, Arif; Sugai, Yuichi.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 68, 01.02.2017, p. 596-608.

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Yousefisahzbi, Amin ; Unlu-Yucesoy, Eda ; Sasaki, Kyuro ; Yuosefi, Hossein ; Widiatmojo, Arif ; Sugai, Yuichi. / Turkish challenges for low-carbon society : Current status, government policies and social acceptance. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2017 ; Vol. 68. pp. 596-608.
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