Argonne Labs & Turkey’s Ministry of Energy To Promote Renewables

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will play a key role in a Clean Energy Partnership recently announced between Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

A recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) between Turkey and USTDA outlines a clean energy partnership that will advance key objectives of the Obama Administration by reducing carbon emissions and developing advanced renewable energy technologies.

“We have enjoyed a longstanding partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and we look forward to working with them again as we address critical issues related to future energy use and developing clean energy technologies,” said Budak Dilli, General Director for Energy Affairs at MENR. “Their expertise will be instrumental in helping us understand our future energy supply and demand situation while realizing the environmental and economic implications of our energy policy decisions.”

The project includes training for Turkish officials in Argonne’s energy planning and modeling tools to support long range energy supply and demand projections while improving and diversifying energy use, developing renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions. Argonne has worked with Turkey over the last 18 years on a series of complex energy and power modeling issues funded by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program.

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