Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 184, Issue 3, pp 1265–1273

Wind energy and Turkey

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10661-011-2038-2

Cite this article as:
Coskun, A.A. & Türker, Y.Ö. Environ Monit Assess (2012) 184: 1265. doi:10.1007/s10661-011-2038-2

Abstract

The global energy requirement for sustaining economic activities, meeting social needs and social development is increasing daily. Environmentally friendly, renewable energy resources are an alternative to the primary non-renewable energy resources, which devastate ecosystems in order to meet increasing demand. Among renewable energy sources such as hydropower, biopower, geothermal power and solar power, wind power offers distinct advantages to Turkey. There is an increasing tendency toward wind globally and the European Union adjusted its legal regulations in this regard. As a potential EU Member state, Turkey is going through a similar process. The number of institutional and legal regulations concerning wind power has increased in recent years; technical infrastructure studies were completed, and some important steps were taken in this regard. This study examines the way in which Turkey has developed support for wind power, presents a SWOT analysis of the wind power sector in Turkey and a projection was made for the concrete success expected to be accomplished in the future.

Keywords

Wind energyTurkey legislationEIA legislationRenewable resources

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forest Law, Faculty of ForesetryIstanbul UniversityBahcekoyTurkey