24 May '17, 9am

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

A solar thermal plant in northwestern India Despite political volatility, the low cost of fossil fuels and infrastructure challenges, 9.8 million people worked in the clean energy sector worldwide as of 2016. That is a 1.1 percent increase from the previous year and an increase of an additional 2.1 million people in 2014. The International Renewable Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization based in Abu Dhabi, announced the numbers in its most recent annual jobs report . When employment within large hydropower projects is excluded, the total amount of jobs across the world within the renewables industry totals 8.3 million people. The increase in employment in what many still describe as a nascent industry is in stark contrast to job opportunities within the fossil fuels sector. IRENA has estimated that in 2015 and 2016, 400,000 people in the oil and gas industry ac...

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