How Many Jobs Contribute to the Economy are From The Renewable Energy Industry
By Cynthia Taylor
For a lot of people the subject of renewable energy is a touchy topic.
The amount that is spent on renewable energy is a controversial subject, this is because of the tax incentives which are thought to be distorting the UK energy market, and the green taxes that people are pay on their home energy bills, have become a hot political debate. However, it does contribute towards jobs in the UK economy.
The most recent figures from government are only up to the 2011-12 period, and it shows that the wind industry is providing the most jobs. This is pretty much the same for solar and biomass technology combined. With regard to the wind category this includes both offshore and onshore.
The water, wave and tidal sector is not contributing many jobs is has shown to be not even 600 jobs.
According to Greg Barker, the Minister for DECC, the estimates have included those that are directly employed and those who are employed in the wider supply chain.
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