Biomass biggest renewable employer in EU

Biomass was Europe’s biggest employer in the renewable sector in 2010, according to new figures released on Sunday. Solid biomass created more than 273,000 jobs, while the renewable energy sectors […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Biomass was Europe’s biggest employer in the renewable sector in 2010, according to new figures released on Sunday.

Solid biomass created more than 273,000 jobs, while the renewable energy sectors employed more than 1,114,000 people across all 27 EU Member States.

The new report from European Commission-backed EurObserv’ER also suggested the EU moved “ahead” of renewable energy use targets, producing around 10 million tonnes of oil equivalent more than its target for 2010.