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GSR 2015 Key Findings - JOBS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

RENEWABLES 2015 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT KEY FINDINGS

30 World China Brazil United States India Japan Bang- ladesh European Unionj Germany France Rest of EU THOUSAND JOBS Biomassa,b 822 241 152f 58 52 53 238 Biofuels 1,788 71 845d 282g 35 3 26 30 42 Biogas 381 209 85 9 49 3 14 Geothermala 154 35 2 17 33 54 Hydropower (Small)c 209 126 12 8 12 5 13 4 24 Solar PV 2,495 1,641 174h 125 210 115 56 26 82 CSP 22 1 14 Solar heating / cooling 764 600 41e 75 11 7 19 Wind power 1,027 502 36 73 48 3 0.1 138 20 162 Total 7,674i 3,390 934 724 437 218 129 371k 176 653 ESTIMATED DIRECT AND INDIRECT JOBS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLDWIDE, BY INDUSTRY Note: Figures provided in the table are the result of a comprehensive review of primary (national entities such as ministries, statistical agencies, etc.) and secondary (regional and global studies) data sources and represent an ongoing effort to update and refine available knowledge. Totals may not add up due to rounding. a) Power and heat applications (including heat pumps in the case of the European Union). b) Traditional biomass is not included. c) Although 10 MW is often used as a threshold, definitions are inconsistent across countries. d) About 304,400 jobs in sugarcane and 199,600 in ethanol processing in 2013; also includes 200,000 indirect jobs in equipment manufacturing, and 141,200 jobs in biodiesel in 2014. e) Equipment manufacturing and installation jobs. f) Biomass power direct jobs run only to 15,500. g) Includes 232,633 jobs for ethanol and 49,525 jobs for biodiesel in 2014. h) All solar technologies combined. i) The total for ‘World’ is calculated by adding the individual totals of the technologies, with 3,600 jobs in ocean energy and 8,300 jobs in publicly funded R&D and administration in Germany. j) All EU data are from 2013 and the two major EU countries are represented individually. k) Includes 8,300 jobs in publicly funded R&D and administration; not broken down by technology. i - Employment information for large-scale hydropower not included. Jobs in Renewable EnergyFigure ??. Jobs in Renewable Energy Bioenergy (Biomass, Biofuels, Biogas) Geothermal Hydropower (Small-scale)i Solar Energy (Solar PV, CSP, Solar Heating/Cooling) Wind Power = 50,000 jobs i - Employment information for large-scale hydropower is incomplete and not included World Total: 7.7 Million Jobs Data source: IRENA JOBS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY Biomassa,b 822241 152f 585253238 Biofuels 1,78871 845d 353263042 Biogas 38120985949314 Geothermala 154352173354 20912612812513424 Solar PV 2,4951,641 125210115562682 CSP 22114 764600 41e 7511719 Wind power 1,02750236734830.113820162 3,390934724437218129 371k 176653

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