People in Sivas, Eastern Turkey have been breathing the poison of the local Kangal coal-fired power plant for three decades now.
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People in Sivas, Turkey, have been suffering the toxic impacts of coal for three decades. They say they want change, and that installing σolar panels on the region’s coal sites is a big part of the answer.
The Solar Potential of Coal Sites in Turkey report shows that approximately half of Turkey’s open-cast coal mines are suitable for conversion to solar farms.
A new report published today by Europe Beyond Coal and its partners shows that approximately half of Turkey’s open-cast coal mines are suitable for conversion to solar farms. Taken together, they would boost the country’s solar capacity by 170 percent, and produce enough electricity to power 6.9 million homes.
People of the village of İkizköy, located in the Muğla province of Turkey, are resisting the expansion of a nearby coal mine that would bring the destruction of the region’s Akbelen Forest, by maintaining 27/7 watch camps among the trees.
Spain’s Los Barrios coal plant to close and six Turkish coal plant projects cancelled
The local communities of Milas and Yatağan in Muğla province of Turkey, have been living under the destructive impacts of Yeniköy, Kemerköy and Yatağan coal-fired power plants and coal mines for four decades. Now the last natural area, Akbelen Forest, with its trees, bushes, birds, thyme and mushrooms, is under the threat of an expanding open-pit lignite mine. We want to stand with the people of İkizköy, who have endured the destructive impacts of the Yeniköy, Kemerköy, and Yatağan coal-fired power plants and mines for four decades, and are fighting for what remains of their forests, olive groves and farming lands.
Turkey can be coal free by 2030 if fossil fuel companies are made financially responsible for their externalities in line with the ‘polluter pays’ principle, and the government ends subsidies for coal, according to a new report.
Three coal power plant projects accounting for ten percent of Turkey’s planned coal pipeline have been scrapped.