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Renewables industry adds 1m jobs in 2014

More than 7.7m people globally are employed by the renewable energy industry - an 18% increase on last year, according to the 'Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015' from the International Renewable Energy Agency. In the UK, employment in the industry grew by 9% across all sectors last year. The total number working in the UK renewables industry has risen to more than 112,000. Solar PV is the largest renewable energy employer with 2.5m jobs worldwide, followed by liquid biofuels with around 1.8m jobs, while wind is third largest at just over 1m jobs. Asia is home to five of the 10 countries with the most renewable energy jobs - China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Bangladesh. The EU and the US now represent 25% of global renewable energy jobs, compared to 31% in 2012. The report projects that the global renewables workforce will reach more than 16m by 2030.

 

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