One of the constant criticisms of those who do not believe in renewable energy is the idea that it will not generate any form of employment for anyone and the subsequent loss of jobs for others. By ‘others’ it referred to those who worked in the unsustainable fields of coal, oil, or gas. It seemed plausible back when the argument was first introduced. However, it’s been completely blown out of the water since then.
In the other side of the pond, the US Energy and Employment Report reflected the information that clean energy workers have already surpassed the number of those employed by unsustainable resources. So in a sense, they were correct when they said that the green movement was going to take away jobs. However, what they didn’t emphasize was the sheer number of jobs it would offer as replacement. In terms of gender empowerment, women have found quite the haven in the renewable energy sector.
Clean energy makes more jobs
In 2016, the renewable energy watchers have declared that over a million individuals in Europe have now been employed by renewable energy sectors. The solar power industry, with its vast occupation of space, required more workplaces and workers to oversee it.
Wind farms require specialists that can efficiently and effectively determine a diagnosis of operating systems. The installation of turbines also requires a bit of manpower. With the explosion of interest in sustainable energy, more and more of the clean energy factories are being built in several locations all over Europe. While there was some concern over the efficacy of wind turbines given the inconsistent nature of wind, the mass production in other locations (inland and shore) give a wider net to catch more wind and generate more energy.
A common misconception about green factories is that they are self-sufficient and self-operating. This is hardly the case. In fact, green factories require more labor as maintenance must be constant and ongoing.
Clean energy companies are able to supply these jobs due to the fact that businesses, as a whole, have finally realized the benefit of sustainability. With its ability drive down operational and energy costs, it is a smart and ideal investment for any business owner. The benefits of shifting to sustainable energy are plenty and are truly worth getting into.
The wonderful thing about the renewable energy movement is that its sole focus is not just simply for the benefit of the environment. It may have started out that way but it has continued to evolve through the years as newer and newer studies were done. Now, governments are taking note that renewable energy can do more than just limit greenhouse gas production. It is now also a smart avenue to revive economies, generate employment, and establish better trade policies.
As renewable energy drives down the operating costs of factories and the general cost of energy consumption, more funds are freed up for better technological advancements. It’s good then that the dedicated professionals in the field of energy development are working non-stop to provide better solutions.