Costs and benefits of ''the return of coal'' case considering economic and environmental concerns in Turkish electricity market
Sönmez, Veysel Süleyman (2014) Costs and benefits of ''the return of coal'' case considering economic and environmental concerns in Turkish electricity market. [Thesis]
The main focus of this study is the costs and benefits of return of coal case in Turkish electricity market in terms of economic and environmental aspects. Three chapters mainly answer the questions regarding the study. The first chapter includes a comprehensive explanation of the state of coal both around the globe and in Turkey. Proven reserves, production & consumption values and coal in power generation are analyzed in this chapter. Moreover, the return of coal case for the Turkish electricity market is clearly defined. In the second chapter, economic outcomes of the return of coal are discussed considering the cost effectiveness and a goal of having more predictable market. Certain cases in the Turkish electricity market are used to elucidate issues regarding the economic aspect. Third chapter renders the environmental costs of coal by classifying types of impacts. The cases in Turkey are also introduced in this chapter to grasp the environmental challenges in Turkey. Certain options to mitigate the environmental risks are clearly explained. Key Words: Energy Policy, Coal Policy, Electricity Market, Coal-Fired Power Generation.
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