Turkey currently has a target for renewable energy to reach a 38.8% share of total electricity generation by 2023, which was surpassed in 2019. It has no targets beyond that.2
A 1.5°C compatible trajectory, would require a 76-86% renewables share in the power generation mix by 2030.
The Turkish government has plans to expand coal power generation. This is not in line with a 1.5°C compatible pathway, which requires a phase out of coal by around 2030.
Key power sector benchmarks
Renewables shares and year of zero emissions power Including the use of BECCS
- 2023 39 % Renewable share
- 2030 76 to 86% Renewable share
- 2038-2039 Zero emissions power
- 2040 99 to 100% Renewable share