100,000+ jobs from wind and marine energy in a decade

100,000+ jobs from wind and marine energy in a decade

8 July 2011 Edie Energy

Tens of thousands of jobs could be created in the next decade through investment in the UK's wind and marine energy sectors. 

According to a new joint report, by RenewableUK and Energy & Utility Skills, up to 115,000 full time jobs could be created.

However, this top end employment figure requires vast investment by both business and Government to create the infrastructure and security required for the industry to thrive, according to RenewableUK.

Under Working for a Green Britain Vol 2's 'high growth scenario', with 51.8GW generated by wind and marine power, there would be a market for around 115,000 full-time employees working directly in the sector or supporting it.

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