Turkey is the 17th largest economy in the world, and 6th largest in Europe, and an active member of the G-20. After a recession period in 2008-2009, Turkey’s economy recovered, and the growth is closely tied with the energy sector. Turkey is one of the emerging countries with the highest increase in energy demand in the last fifteen years, with an average 4.2% increase per year in primary energy supply observed 2003-2016.
The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources aims to leverage energy efficiency measures to reduce Turkey’s energy density (energy usage per GDP) by at least 20% by 2023, compared to 2011 levels. As part of Turkey’s new energy initiatives, Turkey implements a series of voluntary energy efficiency measurements, especially for commercial and industrial products.
Turkey’s first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, established on 2 January 2018 (Official Gazette #30289) for the period of 2017-2023 states that Turkey will fully obey the The European Parliament and Council’s 2012/27/AB Directive on energy efficiency, established in October 2012. CLASP’s Policy database only includes those policies that Turkey has gazetted or directly transcribed from EU directives.