How much will the renewables help for decarbonised future ?

Dursun Yıldız
Civil Engineer
Hydropolitics Association of Turkey
Güfte Sokak No: 8/9 TR 06680 Kavaklıdere Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
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Decarbonization is an ultimate goal .Renewables is one of the important tool to reach this goal. We should surely follow a decarbonization strategy including improvements of renewables.But it seems that improvement of renewables may not be enough to avoid climate change effects.If so what to do ,First of all we must be aware of real energy consumption situation we are in .During the COP 23, we have heard a lot of discussion about tranzition to zero carbon future that is necessery to avoid negative climate change effects.It has also been a common approach that in order to have a chance at avoiding the potentially devaststing effects of climate change ,humanity must transform its energy production to nearly carbon- free by 2050.Experts agreed that we must be away from using burning fuels to reach zero carbon World.In this article, the main aim to discuss possibility of zero or very low carbon future considering current energy sources. We also consider the difference between renewables support policy and transition to low carbon economy.Therefore it is also worth to consider decarbonizing not only electricity,but also heat, and transportation fuels possibility .
We wrote this article not for pro or against any kind of energy sources. We aimed to put a realistic approach what to do being aware of current energy consumption situation and greenhouse emmision reduction goals.
Keywords : Decarbonization,Renewables,Low Carbon Industry. Low Carbon Economy.

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Dursun Yıldız

Civil Engineer-Expert on Hydropolitics

He was born in Samsun in 1958. He was graduated from İstanbul Technical University Civil Engineering Faculty in 1981. After completing his military service in 1983 he began to work in State Hydraulic Works Technical Research and Quality Control Department. While working here he participated graduate professional education and investigation programs in Holland and USA Bureu of Reclamation and US Army Corps of Engineers.

In 1998 he participated first “EU Master Education” program and later “International Affairs Proficiency” program in Ankara University European Union Research and Application Center. In 2000 he completed his MS thesis in the topic of water politics in Hacettepe University Hydropolitics and Strategy Research Center.
He worked for five years as the section head and for following 10 years as department deputy Director in State Hydraulic Works Technical Research and Quality Control Department. During this period he published more than 100 technical and scientific reports and papers. Then he worked as the department Deputy Director in State Hydraulic Works Domestic Water Supply Department and worked at the Planning and Investigation Department of the same institution and retired in 2007.

Dursun YILDIZ while working in State Hydraulic Works he lectured in the topics of water works in Gazi University Engineering and Architectural Faculty, Civil Engineering Department and water resources and hydropolitics in Hacettepe University, Hydropolitics and Strategy Research Center.

Dursun YILDIZ worked also as a executive committee member , Vice President in Chamber of Civil Engineers and Vice President of Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects .

Dursun YILDIZ, experienced in water,hydro energy management and consultancy for 25 years, wrote ten books and besides published several papers and technical reports in the topics of water engineering and hydroenergy in national and international periodicals.
He has awarded Successful Water Resarcher Prize of Year of 2008 by Agriculturers Associations of Türkiye .

He is a member of Scientific Commitee of Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion (TEMA).

He is a member of Water-Soil-Energy Working Group that has followed development of water,soil and energy sectors since 2009. He is head of Ada Hydro-Energy , Strategy & Engineering Consultancy Co. Since 2007

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