İklim değişikliğine karşı gizli kahraman: Yeşil Hidrojen

Ağustos ayında yazılarıma ara verdikten sonra yılın geri kalanında kaleme alacağım yazılarıma ilginizi çekebileceğini düşündüğüm bir konuyla başlamak istiyorum. Yaşadığımız doğal afetlerin ana kaynağı iklim değişikliği ve iklim değişikliğinin ilacı da yenilenebilir enerji olduğu için, bu yazımda yenilenebilir enerjinin gizli kahramanı yeşil hidrojen modeline yer vereceğim. read more...

Çevre felaketlerinin riskini nasıl azaltabiliriz?

5 Haziran’da Dünya Çevre günü kutlamasını yaptık ama bir yandan da çevre felaketleri artarak devam ediyor. Bu yazımda doğal afet risklerini nasıl azaltabileceğimizi kaleme alacağım. read more...

Dünyadaki enerji devriminin Türkiye’ye yansımaları

Enerji ihtiyacımızın tamamını yenilenebilir enerjiden karşılamak gibi bundan 10 sene önce ütopik görülen eğilimlerden oluşan enerji devrimi tüm dünyada hızla gerçekleşirken, Türkiye bu değişime tıpkı mehter yürüyüşünde olduğu gibi “iki ileri-bir geri” şeklinde ayak uydurmaya çalışıyor. read more...

Ders niteliğinde bir RES projesinin kurtarılması -2- (Kanat Kazası)

Kandıra ilçesindeki Rüzgar Enerji Santrali (RES) Projemizi neredeyse batmaktan kurtarıp yaşanan tüm zorluklara rağmen yolumuza devam ettiğimizi geçen sene Eylül ayında “Ders niteliğinde bir RES projesinin kurtarılması -1-” başlığıyla kaleme almıştım. Bu yazı rüzgar türbinlerinin kurulumuna başlayana kadar geçen süreçteki olaylara ilişkindi.  Projenin tamamen devreye alınması konusunda sona yaklaştığımız şu dönemde bu yazı dizisinin ikincisini paylaşmak istiyorum.  Bu hafta kanat kazası gibi akla gelmeyecek olayları ve devamında yaşananları anlatıyorum. read more...

Çoklu afetleri tetikleyen sistem arızası: Diktatörlük

1 Ekim 2020 tarihinde 23 STK’yla birlikte kuruluşunu gerçekleştirdiğimiz Afet Platformu’nun ilk dönem sözcüsü olarak gündemimde hep afetler var. Afetleri genel çerçevede doğal afetler ve insan eliyle yaratılmış afetler olarak ikiye ayırabilirsiniz. Deprem, sel, fırtına ve pandemi gibi doğal afetlerden belki de daha tehlikelisi savaş, zorunlu göç ve iklim değişikliği gibi insanların yarattığı afetlerdir. Bunları artıran ve hızlandıran da bir sistem arızası var: Diktatörlük. read more...

'Bu daha iyi günlerimiz' dedirten su sorunu

Bugünlerde görsel ve yazılı basında Kasım ayının kurak geçmesinden dolayı İstanbul’da su sorununun baş gösterdiğini ve yetkililerin bu konuda uyarılar yaptığını okuyabilirsiniz. İklim değişikliğinin etkilerini yaşamaya başladığımız içinde bulunduğumuz dönemde korkarım bunlar daha iyi günlerimiz. read more...

The energy spectrum scale is changing in Turkia

For the last 10 years, I have been emphasizing that Turkia has every opportunity to target 100% renewable energy. Some recent reports reveal that this vision is slowly beginning to bear fruit, albeit with compelling factors. This week's post is about which models for sustainability should be used and what should be considered.  read more...

A lecture-based WPP recovery project -1-

One of the important turning points in my renewable energy adventure, where I first started with solar energy, was the Wind Power Plant (WPP) Project that we set out to achieve in Kandira, Izmit. I will write about the events that took place in this article starting from the beginning of this project, which was the scene of great struggles and continue to write about the rest in the following weeks. read more...

The glowing success of Turks in Germany

I begin my post with the migration wave of Turks who flocked to Germany in the 60s, and of which all their income and asset information was first shared with Germany and I will share my thoughts on these individuals’ potentials and achievements which reminded me of my experiences. This week's post is about them. read more...

A Turkia first: Vending Food Banking

Basic Needs Association, the umbrella organization of food banking in Turkia (TIDER), Oxivo Group and the Kadikoy Municipality have signed for the first time a policy with a more valuable contribution. This week's article is about "Vending Food Banking", which overcomes the social distance problem in the pandemic environment. read more...

A year on from the Cunda Triathlon

It is natural for people to be more pessimistic nowadays when we are experiencing the pandemic compared to the past. In such difficult times, many people, including myself, inevitably try to keep their motivation high by thinking about the beauties of the past. I can’t go without making a mention about the wonderful event organised last year in July, where I, as TIDER, which I founded, carried out our vision to prevent waste.   read more...

An unnecessary and harmful invention: fireworks

At the beginning of July, 7 people were killed and over 100 were injured in the explosion at a fireworks factory in Sakarya. After this grave accident, fireworks suddenly became the agenda. I also have something to say about it. I would like to tell you about the events and observations I have about fireworks. read more...

Energy and water efficiency in the retail food sector

In the period where I was the CEO of KFC and Pizza Hut in Turkia, the last thing I had done with the owner of the brand 'Yum International’ was to open the first LEED certified green restaurant in Istanbul Bostancı. At that time, proud of this achievement, I tried to convey what we did with this KFC restaurant to the whole food retail sector in order to encourage the professionals of the sector, however when we did this in 2011, in the name of sustainability, it didn’t attract much attention. Now, I have shared the same experiences in an article in the Gıda Türk Magazine, the voice of the Turkish food industry. I would like to convey this article with you, my readers. read more...

How did Festtogether begin, and how did the first one go?

At the beginning of 2019, I was very happy when my friends Ali Ercan and Mert Fırat, co-founders of İhtiyaç Haritası (Needs Map), contacted me and said, "We are planning to organize a festival, we want to implement your vision of preventing waste in this festival." In this week's article, I write about how Festtogether came about, how it was organized with the motto, "Eğlen İz Bırakma" (have fun, leave no trace) was found and what happened in this first festival. read more...

Are the Chinese the only culprits of the global epidemic?

I went to China for the first and only time in my life in June last year. SNEC, the world's largest solar energy fair, is held every year in Shanghai. Stakeholders of the solar energy sector from all over the world come together at this fair. In my article this week, I will also mention this trip and will include the internal assessments we need to make as humanity regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. read more...

Towards a new world order

I listed 17 items in my last blog post titled " The things the virus has taught us". The last of these was related to a new world order. After that, I stated that many things will not be the same as before, we have to change some of our habits, order, management style and even our life model. I now detail these predictions.   read more...

Frequently Asked Questions 7

As my agenda is continually changing, I am receiving many new and different questions to answer in my “Frequently Asked Questions” series which gives me the impression that those who frequently follow my blog care to find out this information. The article you are about to read which is the 7th in the series will give an insight on my view of life, TIDER, nature, renewable energy, education projects, social entrepreneurship, food banking and my childhood dreams. read more...

Greed in the wake of disaster of our neighbour

Last week I had written an article about racism. We are living in a time where humanity is degenerating. It seems the distress is never ending; grudges, hatred and violence have hit all new highs, we feel the pressures of climate change and as a result, natural disasters are increasing. In other words, us as humans are bringing the world to an unlivable state. read more...

100% Local solar panels to become free from energy dependence

In order to have a cleaner future in Turkey, as you all know, I have for many years had a dream to spread renewable energy and make it a pioneered entrepreneurial initiative. With the appropriate conditions emerging in 2012, we established EkoRe, and with its 100% local solar panels and its free from energy dependence vision, it gained a “Project Based Initiative’ worth $2.2billion last week read more...

Singapore: a city-state ideal for business

Before traveling to Singapore, I couldn’t really picture the kind of place that awaited me. I’d heard a lot of stories about the country, some good, some bad. Heading there on business after a great vacation in Thailand, I had a raft of questions running through my mind. And I was to find a raft of favorable answers, particularly in terms of business environment and culture. read more...

Creation vs Destruction: The Battle for a Better World

The recent terrorist attack outside a football stadium in Istanbul once again highlighted the horrific contrast between two very different groups: the people working with all their might to hand on a more livable world to future generations, which was the original subject of this post, and the monsters who mercilessly plan massacres to further their dark interests. We will never allow the second group to win this battle.  read more...

Witnessing History at the UN (4)

This week I’m finally able to share some important information as well as my impressions of the historical ceremony held at the New York headquarters of the United Nations on April 22.  The past weeks and months have been so eventful that this final instalment in the series was postponed. I’ll begin by sharing links to the other articles in the series.   read more...

Witnessing History at the UN (3)

Last week, after having been at the United Nations in April for the Paris Agreement signatory ceremony, I was there once again, this time to give a talk. “Transitioning to Sustainable Energy without leaving anyone in the world behind” was the subject of my presentation at the “Agora” event.  My experiences leading up to the event, the exchanges during my presentation and the conversations afterwards made for an enjoyable time in New York. read more...

Witnessing history at the UN (2)

I have already shared in recent weeks my first impressions of being a guest of the United Nations at the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, (http://www.serhansuzer.com/2016/05/07/birlesmis-milletlerde-tarihe-taniklik-etmek-1/), recounting what it was like to enter the UN building and take my place on the balcony. Now it’s time for the second installment of a series of posts on what I believe is a critical subject… read more...

Witnessing history at the United Nations (1)

I was honored to be a guest of the United Nations and a witness at the Paris Agreement Signature Ceremony, an event world leaders attended on April 22 in New York and one that will have historical consequences for the future of our planet. I will share my impressions in four instalments, the first of which is an account of my experiences prior to the signature ceremony. read more...

Solar energy provides water

In my previous post I mentioned that I had begun an undertaking that would make my grandfather truly happy: an agricultural development project that has given me great satisfaction. It all began last April with a trip to Niğde exploring added value production. read more...

Solar Electric Cars And A Pleasant Weekend Visit To ITU (Istanbul Technical University)

Everyone is curious about the future of automobiles and the transportation vehicles. There’s always a discussion about it. The design cars of the future are exhibited in fairs or in the media and they are shared with those who are curious.​ read more...

How Can Mankind Restore the Balance In Nature and Secure Its Future?

It took billions of years for the Earth to be formed and to have such a perfect ecological balance so that organisms are able to live on it.​ read more...

Energy And Environment: Where Is The World Heading?

In my mind, I have many issues related to each other which I want to share with you. Both energy and environment are huge topics.​ read more...