September 8, 2022
The amount of energy jobs worldwide has recovered from disruptions due to Covid-19, increasing above its pre-pandemic level of over 65 million people. It is what emerges from a new study that maps the current changes in energy employment amidst efforts to decarbonise and secure energy supplies.
Laura Cozzi Chief Energy Modeller at IEA and member of the Scientific Committee at EF, stated: “We are proud to release the first edition of the World Energy Employment report which provides a first-ever assessment of global energy employment, covering the workforce in every energy subsector from renewables to fossil fuels, grids to end-user efficiency and electric vehicles. This report’s estimates build upon IEA’s comprehensive energy data, and were calibrated using over 15 000 data points gathered from labour force surveys, industry, and academia. This data will be crucial for decision makers to design policies for just, people-centred energy transitions. We thank Enel Foundation, that alongside other partners, supported the making of the report.”
To read IEA press release and download the report: https://www.iea.org/reports/world-energy-employment