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Renewable energy industry employs nearly 8 million globally

20 May 2015

A recent report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency has found that employment in the global renewable energy industry has increased by over one million jobs over the past year.

Last year, 6.5 million people were employed in renewable energy. This year the number is at 7.7 million following an 18% increase.

This growth can be attributed to the rapidly expanding industry and the global nature of renewable energy. In China, wind power recently surpassed nuclear to become the country’s third largest source of electricity generation.

China in fact leads the renewable energy jobs market, with 3.4 million of the current jobs being in the country.

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