Renewable energy and jobs: An annual review of 2022, identified the size of the domestic market as the main factor influencing job growth in the renewable energy sector, along with labor and other costs.
Fastest growing solar energy
Solar energy is considered the fastest growing sector. In 2021, it provides 4.3 million jobsMore than a third of the current global workforce is in the renewable energy sector.
With growing concerns about climate change, COVID-19 recovery and supply chain disruptions, countries are looking inward to promote domestic job creation, with a focus on local supply chains.
The report describes how Strong domestic market is key to maintaining momentum towards clean energy industrialization. It adds that developing the ability to export renewable technology also depends on this.
‘Just switch for all’
ILO The general manager, Guy Ryder, said that “beyond the numbers, there is a increasingly focused on the quality of work and working conditions in renewable energy, to ensure good and productive jobs.
“BILLIONThe increasing proportion of female workers shows that dedicated training and policies can significantly increase women’s participation in renewable energy industries, integrate and, ultimately, achieve equitable transition for all. “
Mr. Ryder encourages governments, labor groups and organized business” remains unwaveringly committed to a sustainable energy transition, indispensable for the future of work.“
Elastic and reliable
CEO of IRENA, Francesco La Camera, said that in the face of many challenges, “renewable energy jobs remain resilient and have proven to be reliable job creation tool. My advice to governments around the world is to pursue industrial policies that encourage the expansion of stable renewable energy jobs at home.
“Promoting domestic value chains will not only create new business opportunities and jobs for local people and communities. It also enhances the reliability of the supply chain and contribute to more overall energy security”.
IMF / Crispin Rodwell
Join the renewable revolution
The report shows that an is increasing the number of countries that are creating jobs in rlivestock area – almost 2/3 of them are in Asia.
China alone accounts for 42% of the totalAccording to the report, it is followed by the EU and Brazil with 10% each, and the US and India with 7% each.
Southeast Asian countries are become main solar energy photovoltaic (PV) generation centers and biofuel producers, while China is a well-known manufacturer and installer of solar panels and is creating more and more jobs in the offshore wind sector.
India has added more than 10 Gigawatts of solar power, generating a lot of installation work, but still heavily reliant on imported panels, the report notes.
Europe now accounts for about 40% of the world’s wind production and is the most important exporter of wind power equipment; it is trying to revive its solar power generation industry.
Africa’s role still limit, but The report indicates that there are more and more job opportunities in the field of decentralized renewable energy, while In Americas, USAexico To be Leading supplier of wind turbine blades.
Brazil remains the top employer in the biofuel sector but is also adding more jobs in wind and solar installations. The United States is beginning to build a domestic industrial base for the budding offshore wind sector.