- There are 570,000 power sector jobs in the [R]evolution scenario in Latin America in 2010, compared to 541,000 in the Reference scenario.
- In 2020, job numbers grow in both scenarios. The [R]evolution scenario reaches 814,000 and the Reference scenario 651,000.
- Job numbers in the [R]evolution scenario continue to grow strongly, reaching just over a million jobs by 2030, nearly300,000 more than in the Reference scenario.
There are more power sector jobs in Latin America in the[R]evolution scenario at every stage. In 2010, the [R]evolution has about 50,000 additional jobs compared to the Reference scenario,with 160,000 more in 2020, and 300,000 more by 2030.
Figure 3.14 shows total projected jobs in the power sector, broken down by technology. While there is strong growth in both sectors,employment under the [R]evolution scenario increases much more strongly. It is assumed that only 30% of renewable energy manufacturing occurs within the region at 2010, increasing to 70%by 2030. However, Latin America exports a high percentage of the inter-regionally traded gas, which results in high employment numbers in the Reference scenario, and significant numbers in the [R]evolution.
Employment associated with gas generation grows most strongly in the Reference scenario, but this is dwarfed by the exceptional growth in renewable energy employment, especially biomass,in the [R]evolution scenario.