- There are 238,000 power sector jobs in the [R]evolution scenario in the OECD Pacific region in 2010, and 214,000 in the Reference scenario.
- In 2020, job numbers reach 310,000 in the [R]evolution scenario, 80,000 more than in the Reference scenario.
- Energy supply job numbers fall slightly in the [R]evolution scenario at 2030, but growth in energy efficiency means that are there are 324,000 jobs in the [R]evolution scenario by 2030,nearly 90,000 more than in the Reference scenario.
There are more power sector jobs projected for the OECD Pacific region in the [R]evolution scenario at every stage. Under the[R]evolution scenario electricity use in OECD Pacific region is reduced by 12% in 2020 compared to the Reference case. This will require a major program of retrofitting buildings, and improving industrial and service efficiency. Jobs in energy efficiency maintain the growth in jobs when energy supply jobs remain level.
The greatest losses occur in jobs associated with coal generation in the[R]evolution scenario, but extremely strong growth in all renewable sectors lead to a substantial net gain in job numbers.
It is assumed that by 30% of renewable energy manufacturing occurs within the region at 2020, and this increases to 50% by 2030.