Tuesday, May 8, 2018

USA: Biggest Employer in the Geothermal Energy Sector is United States - IRENA

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017 (IRENA)

93,000 are employed in the geothermal energy sector worldwide

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, the total number of people employed in the sector (including large hydropower) now stands at 10.3 million globally, surpassing the 10 million figure for the first time.

IRENA estimates employment in the United States’s geothermal sector at 35,000 jobs; the European Union - 25,000,  Germany - 6,500; Japan - 2,000, and China - 1,500. A total of 93,000 are employed in the geothermal energy sector worldwide.

Read More.........