30 May '17, 10am

IRENA Report Says in 2016, Large Hydropower Accounted for 1.5M Renewable Energy Jobs

When accounting for direct employment, the largest renewable energy technology by installed capacity — large hydropower — the total number of global renewable energy jobs climbed from 8.3 million to 9.8 million in 2016, according to a report released on May 24 during the 13th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. “Renewable Energy and Jobs — Annual Review 2017,” provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labor market. “IRENA has provided this year a more complete picture on the state of employment in the renewables sector, by including large hydropower data. It is important to recognize these additional 1.5 million working people, as they represent the largest renewable energy technology by installed capacity,” said Rabia Ferroukhi, head of IRENA’s Po...

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