Turkey's renewable energy sector will attract nearly $28 billion investments by 2020, according to a new report by the World Bank's IFC arm.
Some $16.4 billion of these investments will be made in wind power, $7.4 billion in solar energy, $3.4 billion in geothermal energy and $560 million in hydro power, according to data compiled by state-run Anadolu Agency.
The World Bank's Board of Directors on Nov. 1 approved an IBRD loan of $250 million and a Clean Technology Fund Grant of $39.8 million for the Geothermal Development Project in Turkey, which will help create renewable energy by tapping heat sources deep in the ground, said the organization in a written statement on Nov. 2.
For Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey, readers were asked to evaluate islands around the world, ranking individual characteristics like romance, food and even how friendly they are.
Santorini is among the 10 most popular destinations for couples, according to Travel Smart survey of global hotel reservation platform, Agoda (property of the Priceline Group).
The research is based on millions of bookings and reviews on Agoda taken from couples and singles.
Santorini ranked fifth in list of the most attractive destination for couples in the world.
Japan’s Sakurajima volcano located 30 miles from the Sendai nuclear power plant has erupted spewing lava and ash 2Km into the sky.
The Meteorological Agency said the eruption began at around 7pm local time, while it banned entry to the area expanding an existing no-go zone around the crater to a 1.2-mile radius.
Susan Chopin, aged 67, met her tragic death on the isle of Santorini after a donkey started running by itself up the pathway that leads from the old port of Fira to the main town overlooking the Caldera. Sources state that the German woman was touring on a cruise trip around Greece with her husband and another couple.