Turkey launching smart coal strategy, energy minister says (Daily Sabah – December 1, 2017)


Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said the government’s basic principle has been to act with smart, rational strategies in all the processes of coal, indicating that they were launching a “smart coal strategy.”

Speaking at the opening of the 2nd Coal Action Plan Workshop Thursday, Minster Albayrak said that domestic coal is of great importance to reduce external dependence on energy.

Meanwhile, he also said that the domestic car is an important source to be evaluated with regard to employment and added value. “In all the processes of coal, our basic principle has been to act with smart and rational strategies,” the minister said with regards to the smart coal strategy.

“Now we are launching the smart coal era in Turkish coal mining. We built our smart coal strategy on three key approaches. The basis of this approach is human orientation. At every step we take, in every strategy and application we realize, we will prioritize people,” Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said.

The energy minister also stressed that no practice or case that does not respect, prioritize and value humanity will be included on the roadmap. He noted that the second approach is science orientation and emphasized the use of developing technologies in all processes of coal mining. He listed the third approach as transparent and open management.

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