Green technologies secure jobs
Renewable energy and energy efficiency can create up to 10 times more jobs per unit of electricity generated or saved than fossil fuels, according to a study by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).The study found that electricity from coal and gas creates 0.1-0.2 gross jobs per gigawatt-hour generated. The equivalent numbers of jobs generated by solar electricity is 0.4–1.1, while wind creates
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