Renewable Energy Sector Increases Employment

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“Amnesty International and Greenpeace International: Greenpeace´s 2015 Energy (R)evolution scenario demonstrates that the transformation to 100% sustainable energy would increase employment in the energy sector.” (Joint Statement: Greenpeace – Amnesty International. December 8th 2015).


As published by Business Insider Nordic on January 26th 2017, jobs within the solar energy industry are growing 12 times faster than the US economy. The fastest growing profession in the United States, on the other hand, is wind turbine technician. Fortune Energy  reported similar findings on January 27th 2017, with reference to the Environmental Defense Fund´s (EDF) Climate Corps program and continuing with a statement that solar and wind energy jobs in the U.S.A. have grown by around 20 per cent annually in the past years. Read the whole report here.

According to, the renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016. Bloomberg reports (May 25th 2016) that solar energy jobs in the U.S.A. surpassed the amount of jobs in the oil and gas industries.

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Anne-Maria Yritys

Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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