Is it too late to stop Turkey’s coal rush?

Turkey may soon have the world’s biggest coal-fired plant – one of 80 new plants planned as part of the country’s coal boom – but resistance is growing and many point to huge solar potential being overlooked.

Turkey has very big plans for coal, with more than 80 new plants in the pipeline, equivalent in capacity to the UK’s entire power sector. The scale of the coal rush is greater than any country on Earth, after China and India. It is pushing forward in a year when the world’s nations must seal a deal to combat climate change at a crunch UN summit in Paris in December and when scientists have warned that 80% of known coal reserves must stay in the ground. LINKLINK





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