Electricity

North Cyprus needs cable from Turkey, minister says

Published

April 3, 2015

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

April 3, 2015

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

North Cypriot minister for environment and natural resources Hakan Dinçyürek pointed to the lack of variety in energy sources in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a self-declared state officially recognized only by Turkey.

Addressing the Intercontinental Wind Power Congress organized by the Turkish Wind Energy Association and the European Wind Energy Association in Istanbul, he spoke about the measures taken to curb emissions emitted from the two diesel-powered electricity generators, LGC News reported.

He also pointed out that a series of steps are needed to be taken to bring Northern Cyprus up to required levels in the field of renewable energy.

“The current infrastructure does not allow us to produce the energy we want through wind or solar power. We need to develop our infrastructure first, we need to bring power to the island from Turkey via a cable,” he added.

Dinçyürek explained that although there are incentives for investments in renewable energy in Northern Cyprus, only a handful of individuals have invested in renewable energy technologies, mainly for personal use. He said switching to renewable energy sources has become inevitable in view of the fact that fossil fuels are slowly running out.

Related Articles

coal-power-generation-eu

Fossil fuels returned as top energy source in EU power generation in 2021

01 July 2022 - Among renewable sources, the biggest increase in 2021 was seen in electricity produced from solar energy, 13%,

Voltalia breaks ground Albania biggest solar park Western Balkans Karavasta

Voltalia breaks ground in Albania for biggest solar park in Western Balkans

01 July 2022 - The site for the Karavasta solar park spans 196 hectares in Fier county in Albania's west. The planned capacity is 140 MW.

net-loss-eps-q1

Serbia’s power utility EPS posts Q1 net loss of EUR 254 million

30 June 2022 - The state-owned power utility is blaming the poor result on a drop in output, electricity imports, and capped prices for end-consumers

EU agrees fossil fuel car ban as climate package talks are starting

EU agrees fossil fuel car ban as climate package talks are starting

29 June 2022 - The Council of the EU and European Parliament are set for talks on the Fit-for-55 package. Both agree new combustion engines should be banned by 2035.