A Renewable Energy target of 50% by 2030 will add “NET” jobs to Australia.

According to a report conducted by Ernst & Young, an international leading firm in financial services, investment in renewable energy will yield a net gain in jobs for Australia.

Not only are Renewable projects in the best interest of the environment, they are also good for jobs growth.

According to their report the infrastructure needed to reach a 50% renewable energy target by 2030 will add 14,000 “EXTRA” jobs compared to the business as usual (BAU) approach. [1]

Buisness as ususal vs renewable 50

Ernst & Young detailed how those jobs would be broken down across the different energy sectors.

Roof top solar would provide the largest amount construction jobs going mostly to small businesses that benefit the average Australian over multinational energy giants.

These jobs will mostly involve installation of Photovoltaics (PV), more commonly referred to as solar panels.

jobs breakdown for a 50 RET

Renewable projects employ more people then fossil fuel projects, but require less ongoing material costs for operations as they source their “fuel” from the natural environment.

More jobs, better for the environment and cheaper electricity prices. [2]

cost of new power

 

Just imagine what 100% Renewable energy would do for our environment and jobs growth.

 

[1] https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/uploads/7b40d7bbefbdd94979ce4de2fad52414.pdf

[2] http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/solar-power-cheaper-than-coal-climate-council-finds/8296232

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