14 Feb '12, 5pm

EU Clean Energy Sector Passes 1 Million Jobs

EU Clean Energy Sector Passes 1 Million Jobs

Clean energy jobs in the EU have now passed the 1 million milestone. According to a new report [PDF] out by the European Commission, The State of Renewable Energies in Europe , 1.14 million people were working in the clean (or green) energy sector in 2010, after a 25% increase in jobs in that sector that year (compared to 2009). Yes, I know, such landmarks are much less exciting when they are reported 1-2 years after the fact, but these are the latest figures on this massive industry, adn were just released today. In addition to the big jobs increase in 2010, clean energy revenue increased 15% that year, reaching €127 billion ($167 billion). Of course, clean energy grew tremendously in the EU in 2011 again, so the number of jobs in the field are sure to be much more than 1.14 million, and I’m sure revenue is far more than €127 billion. Where Were the Clean Energy Jobs? The...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/14/eu-clean-energy-secto...

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