The Energy [R]evolution scenarios lead to more energy sector jobs in Developing Asia at every stage of the projection.
- There are around 650,000 power sector jobs in both Energy [R]evolution scenarios by 2015, compared to 610,000 in the Reference scenario.
- By 2020, job numbers in the renewables industry reach over 700,000 in the Energy [R]evolution scenario (780,000 in the advanced version), half a million more than in the Reference scenario.
- By 2030 job numbers in the renewables industry remain in both Energy [R]evolution scenario at 2020 levels. The slightly higher employment numbers in the reference scenario is due to the projected coal export. Those exports will not be possible, if other world regions will implement an energy revolution.
Table 6.18 shows the increase in job numbers under both Energy [R]evolution scenarios for each technology up to 2020 and up to 2030. Both scenarios show losses in coal generation, but these are outweighed by employment growth in renewable technologies and gas. Solar technologies show particularly strong growth in the both Energy [R]evolution scenarios by 2020, but by 2030 there is significant employment across a range of renewable technologies.