The role of feed-in tariffs in emission mitigation: Turkish case

Ari I., SARI R.

RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, vol.48, pp.768-775, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 48
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.768-775
  • Keywords: Renewable energy, Emission mitigation, FiTs, ENERGY, POLICIES, FUTURE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this paper is to present the role of Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) on GHG emission reduction in Turkey. Due to insufficient installed capacity, Turkey can only utilize 27% of its total economically viable renewable energy potential. To increase the share of the renewables, utilization of these sources has become a top priority in the overall energy agenda. Thus, new regulations and policies are introduced. These policies are expected to serve to increase installed capacities of renewable energy power plants, and reduce the CO2 emissions intensities. Feed-in-Tariffs is considered as a promising policy to increase share of renewable energy and reduction of CO2. However, the CO2 emission intensity in electricity generation has not changed after the FiTs were launched, indicating that additional policies, possibly including a revision of the current renewable energy support mechanism regime, should be reconsidered. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.