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Skills upgrading and new jobs in the growing renewable energy industry.

Key facts:

  • It is estimated that the renewable energy industry supports the employment of 1.2 million workers in the EU‑28 – with the majority in wind, solar and bioenergy industries1 (a figure that could rise to 2 million by 2020).
  • Renewable energy in Europe is projected to account for almost one third of total generation by 2030.
  • Investments in renewable energy are projected to positively impact on employment up to 2020. The associated jobs are likely to fall within the engineering and construction sectors.
  • Skills investment is a priority in many countries. In the majority of cases, extensive reskilling is not required. Instead, the focus is on upgrading skills through structured training.

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