The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Turkish Energy Ministry are joining forces to develop a renewable-energy action plan.

In a move to grow the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix, increase the security of energy supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Energy Ministry has developed – with the support of the EBRD – the country’s first National Renewable Energy Action Plan in line with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

Turkey has pledged to develop 30 percent of its total installed capacity from renewable sources by 2023. The objective is to add 34 GW of hydropower, 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy, 1 GW of geothermal and 1 GW of biomass. The country also aims to have 10 percent of its transportation sector needs met by renewable energy.