Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Germany eyes job boom in renewables

Germany eyes job boom in renewables sector - study
Jun 6, 2012 - Germany's expanding renewable power industry will account for over half a million jobs by 2030, an increase of more than a third from current levels, driven by strong solar and wind sectors, a study presented on Wednesday showed.

The GWS think tank said it expected the number of jobs linked to the renewables industry to rise to as much as 600,000 in 2030. Currently around 382,000 jobs are linked to the industry, equivalent to about 1 percent of the workforce in Europe's biggest economy,

The study included employees involved in making and maintaining renewable energy equipment as well as workers indirectly serving the sector such as scientists, suppliers and service industries. read more>>>

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