Happy Global Wind Day! GWEC Celebrates 1.1 Million Wind Jobs



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GWEC says global wind employment grew 5% last year and attributes the increase mainly to strong installation rates in China, the U.S. and Germany. In addition, the group says, new job creation is being driven by declining renewable energy technology costs and enabling policy frameworks.

Today, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is celebrating annual Global Wind Day and highlighting the socio-economic benefits generated by the wind industry, which now employs 1.1 million people worldwide, according to GWEC’s cited statistics from IRENA’s “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016” report.