Nearly 40 million people worldwide work in jobs related to clean energy, according to a Sept. 8 report from the International Energy Agency. For the first time ever, clean energy jobs outnumber those involved in producing, transporting, and burning fossil fuels.
- Since the pandemic, clean energy has accounted for "virtually all of the growth in energy employment," the report says.
- The report projects clean energy job growth to steam ahead, adding at least 13 million new jobs by 2030.
- Clean energy jobs include building solar panels, producing crops for biofuels, operating wind farms, selling electric vehicles, and others.
Read the report at iea.org.