Uptake of renewables ‘will create 600k US green jobs by 2030’

Report says manufacturing, professional services and construction sectors would see the highest employment growth

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The US target to reach up to 70% of renewable energy generation by 2030 would create an estimated 600,000 new jobs across the solar, wind and battery storage sectors.

A new report by the American Clean Power Association (ACP) expects manufacturing, professional services and construction sectors will benefit from this growth.

The analysis suggests wind turbine technicians, solar photovoltaic installers, semiconductor processing technicians and electricians would be among the occupations with high demand.

Heather Zichal, ACP Chief Executive Officer said: “One of the biggest challenges to meeting the Biden administration’s clean energy goals will be getting enough people trained and added to the workforce as quickly as possible.

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for massive job creation, with high demand for a diversity of roles in manufacturing, construction, project development, and operations.”

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