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Job creation potentials and skill requirements in, PV, CSP, wind, water-to-energy and energy efficiency value chains

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  • Sooriyaarachchi, Thilanka M.
  • Tsai, I-Tsung
  • El Khatib, Sameh
  • Farid, Amro M.
  • Mezher, Toufic

Abstract

Job creation is an important component of the socio-economic effects associated with the development and deployment of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) technologies. The potential contribution of the RE and EE sectors in creating new jobs affect the public policy as well as the allocation of public resources to promote related activities. This paper provides an overview on the job creation potential along the value chains of key RE and EE technologies by skill set, technological category and the stage in the life cycle of the development and deployment process. We summarize the existing approaches to estimate job creation effects of the RE and EE sectors and report the existing estimations of job creation figures by technology and capacity. The paper concludes with the cases studies on Germany, Spain, the United States and the Middle Eastern region to showcase the variation of job creation potential in different regions.

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  • Sooriyaarachchi, Thilanka M. & Tsai, I-Tsung & El Khatib, Sameh & Farid, Amro M. & Mezher, Toufic, 2015. "Job creation potentials and skill requirements in, PV, CSP, wind, water-to-energy and energy efficiency value chains," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 52(C), pages 653-668.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:52:y:2015:i:c:p:653-668
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.143
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