Renewable jobs boom continues but how long can it last?

New report shows expansion of renewable energy jobs in the last year

Solar panel installation
Solar energy showed the greatest growth in a new report of renewable jobs from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Jared Hemming | MPR News

12.7 million.

That’s the number of jobs worldwide in renewable energy, including 700,000 new jobs in the past year alone, according to a new report.

In addition, there are about 4.3 million people employed in solar energy globally.

The growth of renewable jobs is impressive but how long can this boom last?

Gabe Chan focuses on energy and climate as an associate professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs and he joins Climate Cast to discuss the future of renewable jobs.

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