26 Mar '12, 11pm

Scotland's green energy sector powers up 11000 jobs

More than 11,000 people have secured a job in Scotland's emerging renewable energy industry, according to a major new survey by the trade association Scottish Renewables . Figures to be released today are said to be the first comprehensive tally of full-time equivalent posts in the green energy sector in Scotland. FURTHER READING DECC turns up the heat on RHI Premium Payment but delays domestic RHI Nissan to accelerate EV skills with new centre of excellence Scottish Renewables found there are 11,136 full time e quivalent posts in green energy, the vast majority of which are in the supply chain. It said there were six people in the supply chain for every one person employed directly in development. The figures also reveal that onshore wind is the largest employer by generation type, with 2,235 employees. However, 3,223 people are employed in the grid sector, for example up...

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