Turkey more than quadrupled its renewable energy consumption in the last five years, according to BP 2015's Statistical Review of World Energy.
Turkey consumed 0.5 million tons of oil equivalent (MTOE) in 2009, 0.9 (MTOE) in 2010 while in 2011 this figure rose to 1.3 MTOE. Additionally, Turkey consumed 1.7 MTOE in 2012 and this increased to 2.3 MTOE in 2013. Another hike was seen in 2014 with 2.8 MTOE.
According to the report, a large upturn was seen when the country's renewable consumption increased 21.7 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.
The total global consumption in renewables for 2014 was 316.9 MTOE.
The report shows that the most renewable energy consumption was in the U.S. with 65 MTOE, China with 53.1 MTOE and Germany with 31.7 MTOE.
In 2014, the U.S. recorded its highest renewable energy consumption since 1930.
On the other hand, the least renewable energy consumption was in Russia, Iran and Algeria. The common denominator for these countries in producing low renewables is that they have the largest natural gas reserves in the world.
Furthermore, Columbia, New Zealand and Vietnam shared the least renewable energy consumption with 0.1 MTOE.
By Gulsen Cagatay