—The relationship between energy and economic growth is a very important indicator for policy makers and researchers while formulating energy policies. On the other hand the rapid increase of energy consumption creates an economic order in which countries are more dependent on each other every passing day, which diversifies their risks. In fact Turkey has significant hydro power potential making it the second richest country after Norway in Europe and hydropower plays a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in terms of avoiding the generation of fossil fuels. Being one of the renewable energy sources par excellence, non-exhaustible, non-polluting and economically more attractive than other renewable sources, hydro power has turned out to be an important contributor to the future energy mix of every country. But there are some policy problems. The aim of this study is; to investigate the effects of hydro-power plant units and their building policies especially with regards to the physical environment in Turkish settlements which is important with its nature, climate, history and cultural values and sensitive zones. Within this context, the study emphasizes the present and future configuration of energy production policies for water sources and effects on the environment in the country, along with suggestions for the true analysis of the problem.
—Hydro power plant units, environment, energy, renewable sources.
Azize Serap Tunçer is with the Political Science and Public Administration Department, Ahi Evran Üniversity, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Bağbaşı Campus, 40100, Kırşehir, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Azize Serap Tunçer, "The Effect of Hydropower Plant Units Policies to the Environment," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 217-220, 2017.