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Scotland’s renewable energy sector employs many thousands

Renewables Sector Employs 11,695 People In Scotland ,Renewable Energy News, 15 Jan 14, A survey commissioned by Scottish Renewables has found Full Time Employment (FTE) among participating companies has reached 11,695.

The result is an increase of 5% over last year’s study and is a higher employment growth rate when compared to the Scottish economy as a whole.

The sector with the most workers by far is wind energy; with 3,397 persons employed on a full time equivalent basis in the onshore wind sector and 1,842 in offshore wind activities.

Solar has a long way to go to catch up, with just 353 persons.

The good renewable news in Scotland seems as though it will continue. 54% of firms stated they envision increasing their staffing levels during the next 12 months and just 1.6% felt their employment levels would decrease.

The majority of employment is in Scotland’s Central Belt – the area of highest population density within the country…….

January 15, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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