Renewable energy and jobs: annual review 2017

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The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2016 - a 1.1 per cent increase over 2015. Jobs in renewables, excluding large hydropower, increased by 2.8 per cent to reach 8.3 million in 2016. Renewable energy employment worldwide has continued to grow since IRENA's first annual assessment in 2012, but the last two years have seen a more moderate rate of growth. The most consistent increase has come from jobs in the solar PV and wind categories, together more than doubling since 2012. In contrast, employment in solar heating and cooling and large...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Skills and knowledge; Sustainability; Employment; Technology; Participation

Keywords: Employment pattern; Environment; European Union; Labour force participation

Geographic subjects: Africa; Algeria; Asia; Bangladesh; Brazil; China; Egypt; Europe; France; Germany; India; Japan; Kenya; Korea (South); Malaysia; North America; Rwanda; South Africa; Spain; Thailand; Turkey; United States

Published: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: International Renewable Energy Agency, 2017

Physical description: 23 p.

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ISBN: 9789292600273 (PDF)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 129.691

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