http://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Recommendations RSS ← Back
Africa|Bloomberg New Energy Finance|Business|Energy|Finance|Hydropower|Installation|Power|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Solar|Technology|Africa|Asia|Brazil|China|Germany|India|Japan|Russia|United States|Clean Energy Labour Markets|Energy Sector|Maintenance|Renewable Energy|Renewable Energy Employment|Renewable Energy Jobs|East Africa|Middle East|North Africa|BIOFUELS
Africa|Business|Energy|Finance|Hydropower|Installation|Power|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Solar|Technology|Africa|||Maintenance|||
africa-company|bloomberg-new-energy-finance|business|energy|finance|hydropower|installation|power|renewable-energy|renewable-energy-company|solar|technology|africa|asia|brazil|china|germany|india-country|japan|russia|united-states|clean-energy-labour-markets|energy-sector|maintenance|renewable-energy-industry-term|renewable-energy-employment|renewable-energy-jobs|east-africa|middle-east|north-africa|biofuels
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.
Close

Embed Video

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017

29th May 2017

SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renewable energy employed 9.8-million people around the world in 2016 – a 1.1% increase over 2015.

Jobs in renewables excluding large hydropower increased by 2.8%, to reach 8.3-million in 2016. China, Brazil, the United States, India, Japan and Germany accounted for most of the renewable energy jobs. The shift to Asia continued, with 62% of the global total located in the continent.

Advertisement

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power was the largest employer, with 3.1-million jobs, up 12% from 2015. The growth came mainly from China, the United States and India, whereas jobs decreased for the first time in Japan, and continued to decline in the European Union. New wind power installations in the United States, Germany, India and Brazil, meanwhile, contributed to the increase in global wind employment by 7%, to reach 1.2-million jobs.

Liquid biofuels (1.7-million jobs), solid biomass (0.7-million) and biogas (0.3-million) were also major employers, with jobs concentrated in feedstock supply. Brazil, China, the United States and India were key bioenergy job markets.

Advertisement

Jobs in solar heating and cooling declined 12% to 0.8-million amid an installation slowdown in major markets such as China, Brazil and the European Union.

Large hydropower employed 1.5-million people (direct jobs), with around 60% of those in operation and maintenance. Key job markets were China, India, Brazil, the Russian Federation and Viet Nam.

In addition to the annual update on jobs in the sector, the report includes findings from a workplace survey in the Middle East and North Africa on barriers to women in clean energy labour markets. Although gender discrimination seems less pronounced in renewable energy employment than in the energy sector at large, challenges remain for women in regard to employment and promotion. IRENA conducted the survey with the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

Report by Irena

  • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017
    Download
    9.34 MB
Sponsored by

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE ARTICLE ENQUIRY

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now