Renewable energy solar photovoltaic industry employment rose
Local 25 of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, UAE released the latest report "Renewable Energy and Employment - - Annual Review 2016", said the global renewable energy industry employment has more than 810 million people, more than last year increased by 5%. Among them, the Chinese renewable energy industry employment reached 350 million, ranking first in the States.
"Renewable energy employment continued to grow, with the trend throughout the energy industry on the contrary, it has great significance." IRENA Director-General Ami (AdnanZ.Amin) said, "renewable energy technology costs continue to decline and favorable policy framework and other factors promote employment increased due to the development of renewable energy for commercial reasons increasingly inadequate and countries have undertaken efforts to achieve climate action target to reach Paris, and we expect this trend will continue. "
The report noted that in 2015 global renewable energy industry, total employment has increased, and the entire energy industry has declined. For example, the US renewable energy employment increased by 6%, while the oil and gas industry employment decreased by 18%.
In the United States, pure coal production enterprises prospects are very bleak. The most obvious example is the US Dow Jones coal index has declined by about 97% over the past four years. Because the US domestic and international markets tightening, coupled with the collapse of the coal export prices have led to unprofitable coal, many coal companies went bankrupt in the United States.
In January 2016, the second largest coal enterprises ArchCoal it filed for bankruptcy protection on the grounds that the market demand and enhanced environmental monitoring. This is also the first since 2012, 49 coal companies filed for bankruptcy protection in the US. Then on April 13, the largest US coal prices Peabody (Peabody) filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012 to become the first 50 bankruptcy protection in the US coal prices.
In contrast, the world's governments of various policies for the promotion of renewable energy. The report also pointed out that good policy framework is still the main driver of employment in the renewable energy sector: India and Brazil auction held national and state level, the United States adopted tax incentives, the implementation of strong policies in Asia have contributed to job growth in the sector.
Specifically, in 2015, the National Renewable Energy largest employment sectors, including China, Brazil, the United States, India, Japan and Germany.
Since the development of wind and solar power, US renewable energy employment rose by 6%. Employment in the solar industry grew by 22%, the US economy is 12 times the rate of overall employment growth, employment and population over the oil and gas industry. Wind employment also rose by 21%.
Brazil has become a big country of employment biofuels and hydropower industry. Japan in recent years, solar photovoltaic significant growth in 2014, employment in the sector increased by 28%. India is planning to carry out major events in the solar and wind energy market, the ambitious renewable energy development goals into concrete policy framework. Germany will remain the largest number of jobs in renewable energy in the EU countries, employment is almost the size of France, the United Kingdom, and Italy combined.