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Turkey Investing in Coal Despite Cheaper Renewable Energy

"In response to rising demand for electricity, pressure to keep prices affordable and a need to maintain energy security, the Turkish government plans to increase electricity generation from coal. According to a report on ‘Subsidies to Coal and Renewable Energy in Turkey’ released on Mar. 24, Turkey already spent more than 730 million dollars in subsidies to the coal industry in 2013."

March 26, 2015