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Support for renewables over coal in Turkish poll

While Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has strongly promoted new coal power plants, only 5.2 per cent of 2595 residents surveyed preferred coal power, compared to 70 per cent support for solar and 52.8 per cent support for wind generation. Of those surveyed, 53.1 per cent opposed the construction of coal plants near them. January 2018 data from the Global Coal Plant Tracker indicates that Turkey has 51 proposed coal units with a combined capacity of 41,760 MW, the world’s third-largest potential coal plant pipeline.

Source: Global Coal Plant Tracker


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