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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B41/S17.075

THE STRATEGIES OF MUNICIPALITIES ABOUT USAGE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES IN TURKEY

I. Ulusoy, L. Saka, S. H. Bostanci
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-15-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 4, Vol. 1, 575-580 pp

ABSTRACT
Air pollution and climate change arising from the use of fossil energy resources has historically been reducing the quality of human life drastically. Nevertheless the decline in reserves of these resources has led to an increased interest into new and renewable energy systems. Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and biomass have started playing a major role in meeting energy needs increasingly in developing countries. Municipalities can be perceived as solution areas for different urban, environmental, and social problems. Analysing the overall structure the environment-related projects led by municipalities is now taking place as a result of collaborated studies across multiple departments. Development of renewable energy sources and other work done on the environment are produced with the cooperation of the City Council, Municipal Volunteers, Construction Department and the Directorate of Environment. Therefore, various strategic actors take place in the studies about renewable energy resources. In this study, approaches on renewable energy in Turkey are determined by analysing some of the examples from these projects.

Keywords: Renewable energy, energy strategies, renewable energy projects, municipality, sustainability.