In 2016 renewables have given work to more than 9.8 million people. These are the conclusions of the Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). When the first issue of the report came out in 2012, the figure was seven million. Until 2030, they could become 24 million, says IRENA director Adnan Z. Amin, more than those who are not lost in the fossil sector due to the energy transition. The bulk of jobs are offered in Asia, with 62 percent. The largest number of jobs were counted in China, Brazil, USA, India, Japan and Germany. The photovoltaic industry proved to be the most important employer with 3.1 million jobs, 15 percent more than the previous year. In the United States, the photovoltaic sector has grown by 25 percent to 260,000 jobs at a rate of 17 times higher than the rest of the industries.
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