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  • Green jobs grow as oil employment falls

    The number of jobs in the global renewable energy industry grew by 5 per cent last year, in stark contrast to the steep losses suffered by the oil and gas sector. Solar, wind and other clean energy companies employed 8.1m people worldwide in 2015, up from 7.7m the previous year, according to data released by IRENA. The agency says today’s 8.1m renewable energy jobs should swell to more than 24m by 2030, assuming the share of renewables in the global energy mix doubles.
    (Financial Times (UK) , 25 May 2016)
  • Clean-Energy Jobs Surpass Oil Drilling for First Time in U.S.

    The number of U.S. jobs in solar energy overtook those in oil and natural gas extraction for the first time last year, helping drive a global surge in employment in the clean-energy business as fossil-fuel companies faltered. Employment in the U.S. solar business grew 12 times faster than overall job creation, IRENA said in a report on Wednesday. About 8.1 million people worldwide had jobs in the clean energy in 2015, up from 7.7 million in 2014.
    (Bloomberg (USA) , 25 May 2016)


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