Renewable Energy and Jobs: Year in Review 2022, identifies domestic market size as an important factor influencing renewable energy employment growth, along with labor and other costs.
Solar is the fastest growing
Solar energy turned out to be the fastest growing sector. In 2021, 4.3 million jobs were providedmore than a third of the current global workforce in the renewable energy sector.
With growing concerns about climate change, COVID-19 recovery and supply chain disruption, countries are turning inward to boost domestic job creation and focusing on local supply chains.
The report describes how Strong domestic markets are key to anchoring a drive for clean energy industrialization. The development of export capacities for renewable technologies also depends on this, she adds.
“Easy transition for everyone”
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said: “Beyond the numbers there is one increasing focus on job quality and working conditions in renewable energy to ensure decent and productive employment.
“TThe rising share of female employment suggests this Special strategies and training can significantly improve women’s participation into renewable energy professions, inclusion and ultimately a just transition for all.”
Mr. Ryder encouraged governments, organized workers and business groups “to do it continue to firmly adhere to a sustainable energy transition, which is indispensable for the future of work.”
Resilient and reliable
Director General of IRENA, Francesco La Camera said that in the face of numerous challenges, “renewable energy jobs remain resilient and have shown promise reliable engine for job creation. My advice to governments around the world is to adopt industrial policies that encourage the expansion of decent renewable energy jobs at home.
“Boosting a domestic value chain will not only create business opportunities and new jobs for people and local communities. It also strengthens the reliability of the supply chain and contributes to greater energy security overall.”
Join the renewable revolution
The report shows that an increasing A number of countries create jobs in the rightRenewable energy sector – almost two thirds of them in Asia.
China alone accounts for 42 percent of the global totalaccording to the report, followed by the EU and Brazil at 10 percent each, and the US and India at 7 percent each.
Southeast Asian countries are Will large solar Photovoltaic (PV) production centers and biofuel producers China is the pre-eminent producer and installer of solar PV modules, creating a growing number of offshore wind jobs.
India has added more than 10 gigawatts of solar PV, which generates many installation jobs but remains heavily dependent on imported modules, the report said.
Europe now accounts for around 40 percent of global wind power production and is the top exporter of wind turbines; it is trying to rebuild its solar PV manufacturing industry.
Africa’s role is still limited, but The report indicates that there are growing job opportunities in decentralized renewable energy, while in America, Mexico is the leading supplier of rotor blades for wind turbines.
Brazil remains the top employer in biofuels but also creates many jobs in wind and solar PV installations. The US is beginning to build a domestic industrial base for the burgeoning offshore wind sector.