Wind Energy and Organic Farming Collide in Western Turkey

2 Apr., 2012, Green Prophet

Virgin wilderness on Turkey’s western coast is threatened by the construction of new wind infrastructure. 

An organic farmer near İzmir in western Turkey awoke a few weeks ago to the sound of poles and transmission lines being installed on a hill near his farm. The lines will connect new wind energy projects in Çeşme to the city of İzmir, but pose a serious threat to future farming activity in the region, according to the farmer. The twist: this organic farmer is also the manager of one of Turkey’s first wind energy project developers.

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