And away from Russian gas.
The Financial Times reports:
Much of Europe may be moving towards cleaner power but in Turkey it is a different story.
EUAS, the country’s state-owned electricity company, was due on Monday to sign a memorandum of understanding with two South Korean groups on a $2bn coal fired power plant. It is also moving ahead with plans for two nuclear plants.
The government says that by 2023 it wants to reduce the percentage of electricity generated by gas from 50 per cent to 30 per cent.
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That contrasts with a new study showing that 71 per cent of new power generating capacity in the European Union last year came from renewable energy sources.
For economic and diplomatic reasons, Ankara is keen to cut its dependence on gas imports from Russia and Iran and to boost its – hitherto insufficient – domestic energy production. About three quarters of the country’s energy comes from abroad…