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Five Chinas & the Cartoon Guide to Climate Change

June 25, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Growth and Carbon Emissions

 

In the past six weeks, Lindsey and I have biked across Turkey, talking to people about climate change. While a summary of our impressions can be found in this blog post, what struck us the most is how much new infrastructure, and especially power plants, Turkey is building.[read more]

Reflections on Climate Change After Biking Across Turkey

June 17, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Turkey and Climate Change

I'm writing this blog entry from Batumi, Georgia, sitting on a beach chair and gazing across the Black Sea. This morning we left Turkey and entered Georgia, where we quickly realized just how much Turkish we had learned in our six weeks in the country.[read more]

Nearly Everyone We Talk to In Turkey Says It's Getting Warmer. Is It?

June 9, 2014 by David Kroodsma
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Turkey and Global Warming

Through Google translate and an extremely basic command of the Turkish language, we have been asking people as we travel if the climate has changed where they live. We've been surprised by how unanimous the response is: nearly everyone says that it is warmer than it once was.[read more]

The Future of Energy in Turkey, Part II

June 2, 2014 by David Kroodsma
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Turkey's Energy Future

When in Istanbul, we visited the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and learned about Turkey's plan is to expand renewables, nuclear power, coal, and hydropower. In Ankara, we met with advocates and experts, and gained a fuller appreciation for Turkey's energy and climate future.[read more]

The Future of Energy in Turkey

May 19, 2014 by David Kroodsma
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Turkey's Energy Future

Turkey's economy has transformed over the past few decades. In 1960 the country's GDP per capita was just over $250, roughly the level of the poorest country on earth today. Now the average Turk is more than 40 times wealthier. Turkey is, by many standards, a developed nation.[read more]

Turkish Coal Tragedy Puts Emphasis on Transition to Clean Energy

May 17, 2014 by Justin Guay
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Tukey and Energy Safety

In what's being deemed the worst mining disaster in Turkey's history, more than 240 miners have been killed and countless more are still missing following a power transformer explosion that triggered a blazing underground fire at a Soma Komur Isletmeleri mine in Western Turkey.[read more]

Istanbul to Ankara: 5 Days, 270 Miles

May 14, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Traveling in Turkey

From Istanbul to Ankara was 430 km (270 miles) with 5,000 m (17,000 feet) of climbing. Not a crazy ride, but doing it in five days on heavy bikes, with basically no training, was a challenge. We have learned a thing or two about pacing ourselves and look forward to getting rid of some extra weight.[read more]

Powering Our Urban Future: Spotlight on Turkey

March 10, 2014 by Marianne Lavelle

Turkey and Urban Future

Istanbul is a perfect setting for a close look at the energy and sustainability challenges of our increasingly urban planet. With 14 million people, Istanbul is the largest city in Europe. But energy demand across Turkey is growing at a rate more typical of much of Asia–about 45 percent per year.[read more]

Turkish Solar Energy Capacity Gets a Big Boost

August 9, 2013 by Nigel Morris

From the small, ancient Turkish town of Burdur comes exciting news in solar today. Burdur happens to be one of the oldest settlements in the world. How ironic that such a place has become home to the largest roof mounted solar system in this country.[read more]

Ushering in a Hydrogen Economy

December 15, 2011 by Charles Arthur
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Making It interview with Dr. Mustafa Hatipoğlu, managing director of the International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (ICHET), a UNIDO project supported by the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.[read more]

Japan Searches For Nuclear Export Deals

September 1, 2011 by Dan Yurman

The hunt is on in Vietnam, Turkey, and elsewhereYoshihiko Noda, new prime minister of Japan (Photo: Wikipedia) The Japanese government, in close cooperation with some of the nation’s largest heavy industrial manufacturers, is seeking to export Japan’s nuclear technologies, products, and services despite the loss of six reactors on...[read more]

Turkey Trots Out Toshiba to Try for Sinop

February 8, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Negotiations with South Korea failed to produce a deal The Financial Times reports that Toshiba is “confident” it will seal a deal to build a 5.4 GWe nuclear energy power station on a Black Sea coastal site near Sinop. According to the FT, Norio Sasaki, Toshiba’s president, told the newspaper terms and conditions that remain to be...[read more]

Brazil talks turkey with France, and so does Turkey

January 24, 2011 by Dan Yurman

When it comes to new nuclear reactor contracts, where you sit in world diplomacy matters Brazil and Turkey are two nations with growing economies that want nuclear energy to provide carbon emission free electricity for their factories, cities, and to support them as regional exporters of power to their neighbors. Both nations are talking...[read more]

Turkey switches horses for second round of reactors

November 30, 2010 by Dan Yurman

South Korea worries about risks related to Turkey’s long term stability A month ago the buzz was that Turkey would ink a deal for its second nuclear power station. News media reports from South Korea and Turkey suggested another victory for the same consortium that won a $20 billion contract with the United Arab Emirates just a year ago...[read more]

Siemens To Supply Components For Combined Cycle Power Plant In Turkey

February 24, 2010 by Michael Davidson

Siemens has secured a EUR110m order to supply components for the Denizli combined cycle power plant in Turkey. Greek company Metka is building the plant for the project company RWE & Turcas Guney Elektrik Uretim. The new combined cycle power plant with its installed capacity of approximately 775MW will be located on the outskirts of...[read more]