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Renewable Energy Employs 6.5 Million Worldwide

Global employment in renewable energy grew from 5.7 million in 2012 to 6.5 million in 2013, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “With 6.5 million people directly or indirectly employed in renewable energy, the sector is proving that it is no longer a niche,” said Director General Adnan Amin. “It has become a significant employer worldwide.” With 2.6 million jobs, China boasted more renewable energy employment than Europe and the United States combined.

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