SDG 07: Affordable and Clean Energy

What does the green transition mean for energy jobs?

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The IEA predicts an additional 13 million workers will be employed in clean energy and related sectors by 2030. Image: Unsplash/Bill Mead

Jack Graham
Freelance Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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SDG 07: Affordable and Clean Energy

Jobs in renewable power generation versus fossil fuels.
Clean energy workers now account for more than half of workers in the energy industry. Image: IEA
Workers weigh a bag of coal outside a warehouse in an industrial area in Mumbai, India.
Workers weigh a bag of coal outside a warehouse in an industrial area in Mumbai, India. Image: REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade


What's the World Economic Forum doing about the transition to clean energy?

Wage premium (%) in U.S. energy jobs by industry compared to the national median hourly wage (2019).
Workers in new, renewable industries earn a lower wage premium. Image: U.S. Energy and Employment Report (Wage Report)
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