Articles and useful links
- Web Sites Dedicated to Jobs in Renewable Energy
- Commission's paper- Estimation of Green Jobs for RES by 2020
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EUREC is collaborating with the organisation Greenjobs to help EUREC Master students to find employment after their studies. Greenjobs brings recruiters and job seekers together in the renewable energy industries.
Please visit their website to see employment opportunities within the renewable energy sector.
- Green Job Guide
- Renewable Energy World
- Green Energy Jobs
- US Department of Energy
- Censolar (in Spanish)
- CLER (in French)
- Jobtech (in French)
- Green Jobs (in German)
- EWEA Jobs - Jobs from European Wind Energy Association
- Green Jobs International
- Renewable Energy News
- Girling Jones Recruitment Agency
- Wind Jobs
- Renewable Energy Recruitment
- Simply Engineering jobs (for UK)
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Commission's paper- Estimation of Green Jobs for RES by 2020
Here is a working document from the European Commission on green economy and jobscreation.
Some general figures:
- 3 million jobs should be created or retained in the Renewable Energy sector by 2020.
- Average annual growth in employment in the eco-industries in 2000-2008 was 2.7%.
- Total numbers employed have grown from 2.4 million in 2000and 3.0 million in 2008 and are forecast to reach 3.4 million in 2012
- At present, the size of the "eco-industries" sector in Europe is larger than the aerospace and defence sectors
- Estimates for countries such as United States and Germany indicate that 2-3% of total employment is related to activities to reduce CO2 emissions
- the renewables sector in Europe has seen an increase of more than 300,000 employees within only five years (2005-2009).
Wednesday 18 April 2012:
Turn to green growth to solve job crisis, EU told
Europe's unemployment problem could be solved if member states invest in the green economy, the European Commission said on Wednesday as it released a package of proposals and recommendations on job creation.
According to a paper on the employment potential of green growth – one of several documents issued by the EU executive as part of its employment package – energy efficiency measures could lead to the creation of two million jobs in Europe by 2020.
Commenting on the figures, climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard urged member states debating the draft energy efficiency directive (EED) not to water down the commission's proposal if they are serious about tackling their unemployment problem."[They] carry a big responsibility in the negotiations," she said.
Wednesday's package contains a number of recommendations to, for example, reduce taxes on labour and improve job mobility. There are also several measures to help boost green jobs, such as better forecasting of skills needed in the EU.
The commission also attempts to define green jobs, which are described as"covering all jobs depending on the environment or are created,substituted or redefined (in terms of skills sets, work methods etc) in the transition process towards a greener economy". This definition complements the one provided by UNEP, it says.
In addition, the commission says green jobs should be good for both the environment and workers. Criteria on job quality to ensure workers operate in safe, healthy and decent working conditions should be taken into account. Precarious jobs in 'problematic' sectors such as construction might not necessarily qualify, it warns.