Turkey is planning to introduce incentives and environmental exemptions for coal-fired power plants, as it strives to grow its energy independence.
A number of incentives and environmental exemptions, which had been cancelled by the Constitutional Court over ecological concerns, are to be re-introduced.
The draft law will pave the way for all privatized coal-fired power plants to be exempted from environmental regulations until 2020. These power plants will also able to benefit from renewable energy incentives when any power shortage emerges.
In line with the Turkish government’s plans, 90 coal-fired power plant projects are underway with the aim of adding 18,500 MW installed power capacity by 2023.
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