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The global clean energy sector created more than 500,000 new jobs in 2017

Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2018 is out. According to the report, the renewable energy sector, including large hydropower, employed 10.3 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2017. This represents an increase of 5.3% over the number reported the previous year. Renewable energy employment worldwide has continued to grow since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012. During 2017, the strongest expansion took place in the solar photovoltaic (PV) and bioenergy industries. In contrast, jobs in wind energy and in solar heating and cooling declined, while those in the remaining technologies were relatively stable

China, Brazil, the United States, India, Germany and Japan remain the world’s largest renewable energy employers, representing more than 70 per cent of all industry jobs globally.

To access the Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2018 report, click here.

 

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