Tuesday, April 24, 2012

[IWS] IRENA: RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS: Status, Prospects & Policies--Biofuels and grid-connected electricity generation [2012]

IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau






RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS: Status, Prospects & Policies

Biofuels and grid-connected electricity generation


[full-text, 32 pages]




1. How can jobs in renewable energy be

characterised? 7

1.1 Jobs related to fuel-free technologies 7

1.2 Jobs related to fuel-based technologies 9

2. How are jobs shared out across the value chain and what skills are required? 10

2.1 Jobs across the value chain 10

2.2 Skills requirements 10

3. How many jobs currently exist and where are they in the world? 13

3.1 Methodologies 13

3.2 Overview of gross global estimates 15

3.3 Overview of national estimates 16

4. Future possibilities: what is the potential for global job creation in the renewable energy industry? 18

5. Policy frameworks: how can countries promote the employment benefits of renewables ? 20

5.1 Deployment Policy 22

5.2 Labour Market Policy 22

5.3 Industrial Policy 23

References 26





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