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Friday, April 23, 2004

Turkey to Investigate and Invest in Offshore Renewables

Here's an article from, of all places, Al Jazeera that reports that
Turkey will invest in utilising wind energy
. (April 14, 2004).
As the article reports, having secured World Bank backing, Turkey has now decided to make a half billion dollar investment in wind and wave power:

With more than 8000km of coastline, and many of its coastal regions enjoying constant breezes, Turkey appears to be a natural candidate for renewable energy projects.

And Turkey has another incentive to invest in renewables as well: The European Union has set a target of 12 percent of member state's energy needs being met by alternative power sources by 2010 and wind and wave project can help Turkey comply with that goal.


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