Renewable energy

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Renewable Energy – 11 million people in 2018, up from 10.3 million in 2017

The global renewable energy sector employed 11 million people in 2018. This compares with 10.3 million in 2017, based on available information. Employment remains concentrated in a handful of countries, with China, Brazil, the United States, India and members of the European Union in the lead. Asian countries’ share remained at 60% of the global … Continue reading

Green Jobs in Renewable Energy – 500 000 new jobs globally in 2017

The industry created more than 500 000 new jobs globally in 2017, with the total number of people employed in renewables (including large hydropower) surpassing 10 million for the first time. Renewable Energy and Jobs, presents the status of employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. Jobs in the sector (including … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Industry Jobs – More than 7.7 million people worldwide

More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last year’s figure of 6.5 million. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015, also provides a … Continue reading

Skills Gap in UK Wind Power / Apprenticeship scheme launched

The UK’s Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) – the national body responsible for developing and benchmarking standards and skills in the power sector – recently launched its Wind Turbine Installation and Commissioning Apprenticeship. The second part of the UK’s first wind power-dedicated apprenticeship, it’s designed to develop skills of new recruits to the sector, … Continue reading

Renewables sector employs 5.7 million people globally

New reports confirm renewable energy market stalled last year as technology costs fell, but emerging economies promise to drive growth The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has today confirmed global investment in renewable energy slowed down last year, even as deployment in key technologies and markets continued to accelerate. The agency has this afternoon published two … Continue reading

US – Solar Jobs Growth Outpaces The Whole Economy

The last two years have brought record investments and project development in the industry, with U.S. installations growing 116 percent in the second quarter of this year — much of it driven by the loan guarantee program. As a result of strong federal support, job growth in the industry continues to outpace the broader economy. … Continue reading

Baker Center : Up to 430,000 solar jobs by 2020

Baker Center answers our question on solar energy : the spread of solar power technology into energy markets is following the same “less-than-smooth” path. Solar power is on track to become a major source of energy for the United States, and will likely need less federal incentive than other energy sources to get there, according to a study … Continue reading

What is happening with the Green Jobs ? | Canada Experience Layoffs in Solar Energy

Citing a shortage of customers for its solar panel products, Siliken Canada has laid off 40 workers from its Windsor manufacturing plant. The move is only the latest blow to the region’s fledgling solar industry. Siliken general manager Paco Caudet said the situation is “no different than in any other manufacturing sector.” “When you have … Continue reading

LDK Solar Cuts 5,554 Jobs

LDK Solar Co. (LDK), the world’s second- largest maker of wafers for cells, cut 5,554 jobs this year after plunging prices cut margins to a record low amid a renewable-energy shakeout that’s pushed at least eight solar companies into bankruptcy and prompted thousands of industry firings. LDK, which reported the lowest margins among its publicly … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Corp Closes Norway Solar Wafer Plant and Eliminates 460 Jobs

Renewable Energy Corp ASA (REC), Europe’s second-largest polysilicon producer, is closing its second wafer factory in five weeks after competition from Chinese rivals drove down prices by more than two-thirds for the material used in solar panels. REC will cease production at the plant in Heroya, Norway, in the second quarter, eliminating 460 jobs, REC … Continue reading

European Wind Energy Association sees 500,000 jobs to Europe by 2020

Wind energy to bring 500,000 jobs to Europe by 2020 according to a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Wind power has certainly been gaining more attention throughout Europe, despite concerns regarding efficiency and viability. Many European countries are beginning to adopt and make use of wind turbines and some have become … Continue reading

Germany | Protesters ask to “Protect Solar Jobs!”

Renewable Energy  – “We are the energy transition!” read one of the many placards hoisted in the air at the Germany-wide “Stop the Solar Energy Exit” demonstration at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on Monday. According to the event’s organizers, 11,000 people were on hand for the protest against the Merkel government’s energy policies. The protesters and … Continue reading

Europe | Renewable Energy Sectors: 1,1 M Jobs


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