Almost half of all energy industry jobs in Germany depend on renewables
Nearly 50 percent of the almost 690,000 jobs in Germany’s energy industry depend on renewable energy sources, Hinrich Neumann writes on website Top Agrar. According to a study by energy consultancy GWS Research, almost 340,000 people were employed in the renewables sector in 2016. The study has found that total employment in the energy industry has grown since the year 2000 due to the energy transition. The rise is also down to employment in the grid and storage business. The most important branches for employment are Germany’s wind power industry, which employed nearly about 130,000 people in 2016, bioenergy, which created nearly 70,000 jobs, and solar PV with almost 36,000 people working in the sector.
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