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Echo Watch has told us the good news found here.  Although it can’t be too soon, the change to sustainable energy sources is happening steadily around the world.

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Renewable Energy Jobs Surpass 10 Million for First Time

The renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million people globally, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) touted in a report released Tuesday.

According to the new figures, the sector help create more than 500,000 new jobs last year, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016.

The solar photovoltaic industry employs the most people. Jobs increased about 9 percent to reach 3.4 million around the world in 2017, amid a record 94 gigawatts of installations last year.

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China, Brazil, the U.S., India, Germany and Japan are the world’s largest renewable energy employers, representing more than 70 percent of such jobs, IRENA researchers found.

“Renewable energy has become a pillar of low-carbon economic growth for governments all over the world, a fact reflected by the growing number of jobs created in the sector,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin in a statement.

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China—which is by far the world’s largest clean energy developer—accounts for a whopping 43 percent of all renewable energy jobs, particularly in solar heating and cooling (83 percent of the total jobs in that segment) and in the solar photovoltaic sector (66 percent) and wind power (44 percent), according to the report.

Although China is remains the world’s largest emitter and remains heavily dependent on coal, its shift towards clean energy is driven by concerns over the impacts of air pollution and climate change. As part of its Paris agreement pledge, China aims to derive 20 percent of its energy in 2030 from low-carbon sources.

“The data also underscores an increasingly regionalized picture, highlighting that in countries where attractive policies exist, the economic, social and environmental benefits of renewable energy are most evident,” Amin added. “Fundamentally, this data supports our analysis that decarbonization of the global energy system can grow the global economy and create up to 28 million jobs in the sector by 2050.”

1 Comment

  1. REALLY GREAT!!! But I remember the meeting in Lake City at the tail end of the Chicken house meeting. We were ask to vote on a solar panel ruling. I had not done any home work on the subject yet as most of us had not. But looking back and remembering this. The ruling was NOT an original county commission idea. reading between the lines one could see the ruling was coached by the power companies.
    Most power companies are against solar. They well loose money if these rulings are not headed obeyed. ALL about money.
    Here in Floriduh if you are now connected to commercial power you cannot disconnect?? And if you build a house you have to connect!! This is wrong. GOVERMENT CONTROL again.
    I have pondered just not PAYING to stay connected minimum payment to the power company? Will they disconnect then? OR the Gestapo with guns come and visit me and arrest me for not paying?
    Power companies have had a good ride and now technology has advanced to the point we don’t need them OH BOHO!
    Electric vehicles are here to stay. The fossil fuel crooks are doing their best to upset this technology also.
    I would go solar but if the STINK like occurred that started at 1:00 Saturday morning and I woke up chocking from the crooked chicken farm. We will have to move THANK YOU government!
    Clarence Williams

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