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GREEN JOBS GROW AS OIL EMPLOYMENT FALLS

15 Jun 17:00 by Green Energy

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The number of jobs in the global renewable energy industry grew by 5 per cent last year, in stark contrast to the steep losses suffered by the oil and gas sector.

Solar, wind and other clean energy companies employed 8.1m people worldwide in 2015, up from 7.7m the previous year, according to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency, an intergovernmental body based in Abu Dhabi.