The Energy [R]evolution scenarios lead to more energy sector jobs in the Transition Economies at every stage of the projection.
- There are 750,000 power sector jobs in both Energy [R]evolution scenario by 2015, compared to 600,000 in the Reference scenario.
- By 2020 job numbers reach over 960,000 in both Energy [R]evolution scenarios, 350,000 more than in the Reference scenario.
- By 2030 job numbers in the renewable sector climb slightly in the advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario to nearly 700,000 and remain at around 600,000 in the basic version, while in the Reference scenario, there are only 120,000 jobs in the renewables industry – equal to the gas power sector.
Table 6.14 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. Wind and biomass shows particularly strong growth in both Energy [R]evolution scenarios by 2020, but by 2030 there is significant employment across a range of renewable technologies.