Renewables key to job growth
When it comes to jobs, the energy industry is poised to play a key role in the economic recovery.
Before the crisis, the renewables industry was among the strongest for job growth. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated solar panel installers and wind turbine technicians were among the fastest growing jobs in the US. This will continue, particularly as construction jobs return and the solar sector picks up along with it. But with policies that support the renewable energy market, this growth could be even stronger than expected.
Whether addressing climate change or the pandemic, the renewable energy industry has a key role to play in both global crises. We can advance green energy goals while creating jobs to advance economic recovery.
This moment is also an opportunity to create a catalyst for even more changes in addressing both the economic and climate crisis through governments’ continued, and in some cases, increased support of the renewable energy sector.
ENGIE looks forward to continuing our part to advance a carbon neutral future, and we are committed to playing a key role in the economic recovery post-pandemic. I’m heartened to know those who’ve made the RE100 commitment join us in this effort.