- There are 1.6 million power sector jobs in both Energy [R]evolution scenarios in OECD Europe in 2015 and 820,000 in the Reference scenario.
- In 2020, job numbers reach one million in the Energy [R]evolution scenario, 1.2 million in the advanced and 750,000 in the Reference scenario.
- Job numbers reach 1.6 million in 2030 in both Energy [R]evolution scenario, compared to 750,000 in the Reference scenario.
Table 6.8. shows the change in job numbers under all scenarios between 2015 and 2020, and 2020 and 2030. New renewable energy jobs in both [R]evolution scenarios are dominated by wind and solar technologies, and there are losses in the coal sector even in the reference case.
In case the decline factor in productivity for 2020 and 2030 will not factored in, the European renewable industry would employ over one million people by 2020 and 2030, compared to around 800,000.
There are more energy sector jobs in OECD Europe in both [R]evolution scenarios at every stage. In 2015, both Energy [R]evolution have about a quarter of a million jobs more than in the Reference scenario. By 2020, the [R]evolution scenarios have 250,000 (450,000 additional jobs).The gap between the two scenarios remains similar in 2030.