14 Feb '12, 11am

EU green energy sector powers through one million jobs mark

Employment in the EU's renewable energy sector has broken through the one million mark for the first time, after the number of people working in the industry increased 25 per cent in 2010. The latest figures from the European Commission reveal over 1.14 million people were working in green energy in 2010, an increase of a quarter on 2009. Meanwhile, revenue for the sector soared by 15 per cent year-on-year to €127bn. FURTHER READING Report calls on EU to redirect €1tr budget to boost green growth Green businesses pledge support for Davey’s green agenda With separate reports suggesting the sector continued to grow during 2011, the industry is likely to be considerably larger by now. According to the report, the solid biomass power sector was the largest employer, accounting for 273,000 jobs, followed by solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power, which supported 268,110 and 253...

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