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Increasing energy efficiency (EE) is a priority for Turkey. It will help Turkey achieve energy supply security, sustain growth, protect the environment, and mitigate climate change. Improving EE is also important in the process of Turkey�s accession to full European Union (EU) membership and its participation in the development of the next iteration of the Kyoto Protocol. The Government has begun addressing policy and regulatory issues promoting EE and is now preparing to scale up EE investments.

Turkeys industry is dominated by energy intensive industrial subsectors such as iron and steel and non-metallic minerals (cement, ceramic, glass). The iron and steel sector uses the largest share of industrial energy consumption, 22 percent; followed by the non metallic subsector, 19 percent (cement, glass, ceramics, bricks); paper, another energy intensive industry, consumes around 3.0 percent. Other major energy consuming industries include chemicals, 12 percent; food, and textiles, each 9.0 percent. The figure below shows the 2007 breakdown of industrial energy consumption.

Turkey lacks comprehensive and recent sectoral data on energy efficiency and consumption, particularly in small and medium enterprises, but also for some large-scale industries such as ceramics and chemicals.

The table below summarizes the potential for energy saving by type of industrial sector, both for electrical energy and fuel.