Energy Transition

This map reveals clean energy jobs now outnumber fossil-fuel ones

A man putting a solar panel on a roof. 1.3 million new clean energy jobs were added between 2019 and 2021.

1.3 million new clean energy jobs were added between 2019 and 2021. Image: Pexels/ Kindel Media

Victoria Masterson
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A graphic showing energy employment as a share of global employment, and by energy sector, 2019.
The energy sector globally employed more than 65 million people in 2019. Image: World Energy Employment Report

A map showing energy employment in fossil fuel and clean energy sectors by region, 2019.
Most regions of the world already employ more than 50% of their energy workforce. Image: World Energy Employment Report

A graphic showing employment in wind by region, 2019.
China and Europe are the biggest employers in the wind energy sector. Image: World Energy Employment Report

A bar chart showing employment in vehicle manufacturing by region, 2019.
China makes most of the world’s electric vehicles. Image: World Energy Employment Report


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