Ufuk Alparslan

Regional Lead (Türkiye, Ukraine & Western Balkans)

Ufuk leads Ember’s analysis on Türkiye and the surrounding region. At Ember, he showed the fact that wind & solar power became cheaper than coal and saved billions of dollars by replacing fossil fuel imports in Türkiye; and revealed the coal power air pollution rankings in Europe.

Ufuk holds Industrial Engineering and Master in Economics degrees. Before joining Ember in 2021, he worked for various energy trading companies in Türkiye. Aside from work, he plays football in a local league as a goalkeeper and has a beer cap collection.

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Energy independence only comes with clean

Türkiye relies on fossil fuel imports for half of power generation - that can be halved by 2030 with a faster transition to clean power sources.

  • Türkiye
  • G20
  • OECD
  • Solar
  • Wind
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Turkey: Wind and solar saved $7 bn in 12 months

As fossil gas prices skyrocketed globally, Turkish electricity prices took off. Wind and solar have already saved Turkey billions of dollars on fossil fuel imports, but they could do more with the right policy.

  • Türkiye
  • Europe
  • G20
  • OECD
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Coal
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Turkey Electricity Review 2022

Ember analysis finds that coal generation fell for third consecutive year, but Turkey’s electricity is still dirty

  • Türkiye
  • Europe
  • G20
  • OECD
  • Coal
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Gas
  • Hydro