Wind energy could generate 3.3 million jobs within five years: GWEC


A rope access technician standing on the hub of a wind turbine.

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The expansion of the wind energy industry could create 3.3 million jobs in the next five years, according to analysis from industry body the Global Wind Energy Council.

The projection includes direct roles in onshore and offshore wind as well as jobs across the sector’s value chain. The latter comprises jobs in areas such as installation, manufacturing, project planning and development, operation and maintenance and decommissioning.

These roles would service an industry forecast to install an extra 470 gigawatts of onshore and offshore capacity between 2021 and 2025, the GWEC said.



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