China Is the World's Biggest Employer in Renewable Energy Sector
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China Is the World's Biggest Employer in Renewable Energy Sector

(Yicai Global) May 27 -- The renewable energy industry employs more than 8.1 million people worldwide, more than 3.5 million of whom are working in China, making it the country with the most jobs in this sector worldwide.

China leads in number of employees due to its vast solar photovoltaic sector, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency. The solar photovoltaic sector employs 2.8 million people worldwide, the majority of whom are in China.

Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030, enough to meet global climate and development targets, would result in more than 24 million jobs worldwide, IRENA estimates.

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