Business - 28/January/2022

Energy transition faces a shortage of key workers

The lack of skilled workers in renewable energy jobs is one of the most underestimated barriers to the global energy transition. The industry is struggling to find talent, while educational institutions are failing to keep up with such a fast-evolving environment

The renewable energy industry could account for 38 million jobs by 2030 and 43 million by 2050, but skills gaps and shortages of workers in this sector are widening

IDENTIFYING THE NEEDS Renewables growth must go hand in hand with education and skilling programmes

ELECTRICIANS WANTED Electrical contractors already face shortages of technical workers able to install solar PV and heat pumps, and struggle to attract and retain women

KEY QUOTE Skilling policies must go hand in hand with measures to increase renewable energy deployment ...

 

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