Clean Energies Represent More Than 50% Of Employment In Its Sector Worldwide

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Date: September 12

Employment in the energy sector in the world exceeded the level prior to the crisis and this year growth is going to accelerate, with a 6% increase that will further increase the importance of clean energy, which has become more than half of the total.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) published a first study on employment in the sector, which provided employment to 65.7 million people in 2019, just before clean energy exceeded the symbolic threshold of 50%, a percentage which will increase even more in the coming years.

Of those 65.7 million, 2% of world employment, hydrocarbons represented 18.2 million (8 million oil, 6.3 million coal and 3.9 million gas), biofuels 3.3 million and electricity 19.8 million. To this were added 13.6 million in the manufacture of vehicles and 10.9 million in positions linked to energy efficiency.

In the long term, the expansion of clean energy is expected to continue whatever the scenario. If the one proposed by the agency itself to be able to reach zero net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 2050 were fulfilled, by 2030 14 million jobs would be created in these clean energies.

Source: Peru Energy

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