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Green Economy—Green Jobs in the Context of Sustainable Development

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  • Anca Vasilica Tănasie

    (Department of Economics, Accounting and International Affairs, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania)

  • Luiza Loredana Năstase

    (Department of Economics, Accounting and International Affairs, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania)

  • Luminița Lucia Vochița

    (Department of Economics, Accounting and International Affairs, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania)

  • Andra Maria Manda

    (Department of Economics, Accounting and International Affairs, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania)

  • Geanina Iulia Boțoteanu

    (Department of Economics, Accounting and International Affairs, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania)

  • Cătălina Soriana Sitnikov

    (Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania)

Abstract

Europe is in the middle of an energy crisis, exacerbated in large part by skyrocketing gas costs. Renewable energy is critical in this environment for decreasing Europe’s reliance on imported energy; boosting renewables in Europe requires a ‘New Energy Compact’—a coordinated effort throughout Europe to build more renewable energy capacity. The purpose of this research is to examine the structure of renewable energy production in Romania between 2010 and 2020, as well as the green employment produced by the renewable energy sector in Romania between 2010 and 2019. Using the Markov chain approach, it was predicted that in 2025, the hydropower industry’s employees would account for the biggest proportion of the overall average number of workers engaged in the renewable energy production sector in Romania (74.68%). Solar energy production employees will account for 14.31% of the average number of workers in the renewable energy production sector, biomass energy production employees will account for 5.8%, and wind energy production employees will account for 5.2% of the average number of workers in the green energy sector.

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  • Anca Vasilica Tănasie & Luiza Loredana Năstase & Luminița Lucia Vochița & Andra Maria Manda & Geanina Iulia Boțoteanu & Cătălina Soriana Sitnikov, 2022. "Green Economy—Green Jobs in the Context of Sustainable Development," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 14(8), pages 1-23, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:14:y:2022:i:8:p:4796-:d:795572
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