Publications
Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics
This report provides the first quantification of the macroeconomic impact of doubling the global share of renewables in the energy mix by 2030. The study builds on IRENA’s previous work on the socio-economic benefits of renewable energy, as well as on REmap 2030, IRENA’s roadmap for doubling the global share of renewables.

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Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2015
IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 7.7 million people, directly or indirectly, around the world in 20141 (excluding large hydropower). This is an 18% increase from the number reported last year. In addition, IRENA conducted the first-ever global estimate of large hydropower employment, showing approximately 1.5 million direct jobs in the sector2.

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The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy
The ‘econValue’ report sheds light on the value-creation potential of solar and wind power, in particular, as a crucial first step for continuing research and analysis. Produced in cooperation with the Clean Energy Ministerial, the report presents a conceptual framework for analysing macroeconomic, distributional, energy-related and other effects of large-scale renewable energy deployment.

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Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014
The comprehensive annual review shows steady growth in the number of renewable energy jobs worldwide, from an estimated 5.7 million in 2012. It follows IRENA’s first Renewable Energy and Jobs report, published the previous year

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Renewable Energy and Jobs (2013)
This report presents a framework for estimating the employment impacts of RE deployment and investigates the required skills, education and training needed to support the RE sector while discussing the energy access and gender dimension of RE employment.

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International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference
The report is based on the roundtable discussions that took place during the IORE-conference in Ghana in 2012. Synthesis of conference discussions include Enabling environment for off-grid RE deployment, Technologies and their applications, Policy and regulatory frameworks etc.

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Renewable Energy Jobs: Status, Prospects & Policies (2012)
This working paper discusses about the large-scale renewable electricity and biofuels for transport industries in terms of job creation. It presents estimates of the current number of jobs and the future capability along with policy frameworks to promote RE employment.

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Renewable Energy Jobs Abstract Working Paper (2012)
This working paper analyses the job-creating potential of renewable energy. It describes the existing status and of jobs and skills across the different segment of renewable energy value chain and provides recommendations for policy frameworks to promote employment benefits from RE.

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Renewable Energy Jobs & Access - Case studies (2012)
The case studies presented here accompany the Renewable Energy Jobs and Access report and provide insights from country and project experiences. They discuss on the jobs and training, supply chain and financing of the different projects.

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Renewable Energy Jobs & Access (2012)
This addresses the topic of job creation in the context of rural access to energy. Along with successful projects examples from around the developing world, the study touches on financing models and on how the supply chain for renewable energy projects is integrated into the local economy.

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