Renewable energy job market is booming

2 February, 2016

Source: The Guardian

While the price of oil is plummeting, the International Renewable Energy Industry (IRENA) estimates that the renewable energy job market is about to grow to 24m jobs worldwide by 2030.

The International Renewable Energy Industry (IRENA) furthermore predicts that doubling the proportion of renewables in the global energy mix would increase GDP by up to $1.3tn across the world.The rise and rise of the solar industry has been the largest driver of growth. In 2014, it accounted for more than 2.5m jobs, largely in operations, maintenance and manufacturing – now increasingly dominated by a jobs boom in Asia.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.  IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

To access the full IRENA report, click here.

 

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