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HIRING IN GREEN SECTOR BOOMS

27 Oct 2015

Renewables are shining bright in the energy industry, with record job hiring in solar, wind and hydro following the biggest round of job losses in the oil and gas sector in almost two decades.

The boom in new green jobs is being led by Asia, where governments in countries like China and India are embarking on massive programmes to curb carbon emissions.

Direct and indirect employment in renewable energy jumped 18%, or by about 1.2 million, last year to 7.7 million globally.