Energy efficiency ‘key for Turkey’s sustainable growth’

Energy efficiency is key for Turkey to continue its economic growth in a sustainable way. That’s according to a report from the World Bank which stated although the country’s policy […]

Register now!

By Jacqueline Echevarria

Energy efficiency is key for Turkey to continue its economic growth in a sustainable way.

That’s according to a report from the World Bank which stated although the country’s policy framework is strong, “critical institutional and functional gaps” would prevent Turkey from realising its energy efficiency goals.

It added the country has “vast” energy efficiency potential but it is a “significant institutional challenge”.

Jas Singh, World Bank Senior Energy Specialist and main author of the report said: “Energy efficiency is among the least expensive and cleanest energy resources and Turkey needs to do more to exploit this critical and abundant resource. Energy efficiency can help Turkey enhance its energy security, sustain economic growth and help protect the environment.

“Over the past years, Turkey has put a strong legal and policy framework in place for energy efficiency.  As Turkey intensifies its efforts on implementation to meet its 10% energy savings target by 2023, more co-ordinated efforts are required, better leverage, greater scale and measurable, national-level impact indicators.”