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Renewable Jobs Grow 7 times faster than UK Average – 5th May 2015

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Jobs in the Renewable Energy Sector are growing 7 times faster than the UK average with over 112,000 people now employed in the sector according to a report released by the Renewable Energy Association (REA).

According to the study an increase in employment rate of 9% was witnessed across all renewable energy sectors compared to the UK average of 1.2% for the same period (Office of National Statistics). The highest performing renewable sector was biomass seeing jobs increase by 20% with the best performing regions in the UK being; the East Midlands, North West England, London and Scotland.

This increase in renewable energy jobs reflects the growing confidence in the renewable market and the wider economy. These figures have highlighted the opportunities for economic growth and energy security across the renewable energy industry.

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