Wind Power Jobs in UK Up 91 Percent

Going green, Renewable energy — By Stephanie on February 2, 2011 at 6:38 am

In just three years, the number of wind power jobs in the UK is up 91 percent.  A recent report by RenewableUK stated that staff members employed full-time on green energy wind projects increased from 4,800 in 2007 to about 9,200 in 2010.

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Green jobs increasing in the UK in the wind power sector

With the recent completion of the world’s largest wind farm in the waters off the shores of the UK, is it any wonder that there has been such a huge increase in the number of wind power jobs?  The news of the increase in employment is particularly welcome considering the impact the recession has had on the UK.

Maria McCaffery, chief executive of RenewableUK, noted:

“….. the increase in jobs has, to a large extent, mirrored the increase in electricity contributions from renewable sources, chiefly wind, to the grid.”

A record increase of 91% increase in wind power jobs in just three years and the opening of the world’s largest wind farm?  What is next for the UK?  The European Wind Energy Association has stated that the UK is now the world leader in wind power, after installing 1,341 megawatts of wind farms.

For those looking for green jobs in the UK, consider the wind industry!

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  1. With the recession, alternative energy jobs are one of the few industries with solid growth. This is why government subsidies in this area can help job growth significantly. It’s not only short-term jobs that are being created, but long-term sustainable jobs. Also, this is obviously good for the environment.

  2. Dr.A.Jagadeesh says:

    Yes. Wind Energy offers many jobs. In US also it is expected that more and more jobs are in the offing in Wind Energy sector.

    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
    Wind Energy Expert

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