New report – How Turkey’s coal boom threatens local economies on the Black Sea
Bankwatch Mail | 11 November 2013
With coal power expansion booming in Turkey, a new Bankwatch report based on a recent field trip finds that the environmental impacts of coal power plants are inadequately assessed, while Turkey’s viable, clean alternatives to coal are neither being analysed or discussed seriously by senior policy- and decision-makers.
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At the same time, the report finds, the growing involvement of international ‘development’ banks in providing investment support to Turkey’s energy expansion plans is lacking a joined-up strategy to address the challenges facing the Turkish energy mix.