Climate change in Turkey

Power output up 3.7 pct in November last year

Turkey's electricity production increased by 3.7 percent in November 2021 on an annual basis, according to the latest data released by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK).

Total electricity production increased to over 26 million megawatt-hours (MWh), from 25.08 million MWh in November 2020, EPDK said in its monthly electricity market report.

Botaş lowers gas flow to industry, power stations

Turkey's Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (Botaş) has lowered natural gas flow to large industrial sites and power stations by 40 percent because of a disruption in pipeline gas imports from Iran.

The national pipeline company has taken all neceassary measures for households not be affected by the shortage, a statement released in the evening on Jan. 20 said.

Government to abolish some fees from electricity bills

The Turkish government has decided to remove two fees from consumers' electricity bills that will help millions of households spend less on power annually.

Two fixed payments, one is the TRT (state-run broadcaster) share and the other Energy Fund, will be eliminated from the bills, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Nov. 8, following a cabinet meeting.

Turkey's coal exit by 2030 could reduce power sector emission by 82.8 pct

Turkey could be coal free by 2030 if fossil fuel companies are made financially responsible for their externalities in line with the "polluter pays" principle, and if the government ends coal subsidies, according to a new report from a group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on Nov. 2.

S&P affirms Turkey's credit rating, outlook stable

S&P on Oct. 22 affirmed Turkey's long-term foreign currency rating at "B+" and long-term local currency rating at "BB-," with a stable outlook.

The stable outlook considers the risks from Turkey's economic imbalances, but these are partly offset by the resilience of Turkey's private sector and the manageable stock of net general government debt, the global rating agency said.

Turkey to conduct first ‘Climate Council’ in January: Minister

Within the scope of the decisions to be taken in the country's very first "Climate Council" slated for January, the government will draw its own roadmap to fight against the effects of climate change, Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Minister Murat Kurum has said.

Int'l financial bodies boost growth forecasts for Turkey

Despite pandemic-driven bottlenecks in the global supply chain, Turkey's rapid economic recovery, its progress in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, and its strong industrial production trends have resulted in international organizations revising their 2021 growth forecasts for the country.