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In this Issue:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TANER YILDIZ, TURKEY’S MINISTER OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
With huge demand growth, high import dependency, and the ambition to become an energy hub between East and West, few countries face greater energy challenges than Turkey. Minister Taner Yildiz explains how the country copes: it lets the market invest.
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE STORMY GROWTH OF SOLAR AND WIND
Around the world countries are looking for ways to integrate variable renewables in the existing electricity system. The World Energy Council’s global Knowledge Network on Renewables Systems Integration keeps track – and offers some advice.
FOCUS ON ECUADOR
From 44% fossil fuel generation to 8%? That’s just one of the elements of Ecuador’s energy makeover. The World Energy Council’s Gabriel Arguello believes it will benefit the country.
IRAN is looking for a new oil (and gas?) future. SE4ALL is scaling up finance for sustainable energy investments to the tune of $120 billion. The WORLD BANK is guaranteeing $700 million to invest in GHANA´s domestic gas production. China´s STATE GRID is building BRAZIL´S biggest electricity transmission line. KENYA is breaking ground on Africa´s largest wind farm. UNFCCC gives first outline of what could become a global CLIMATE DEAL.
Plus a round-up of key global ENERGY EVENTS