Today, more than 1.1 trillion people work worldwide in the clean energy sector, while three million people work in the power generation industry in the U.S and Europe alone. According to World Energy, most power positions specifically generate local, new jobs within small and medium-sized companies. Under IRENA’s Changing Energy Sector, the number of green energy workers globally will triple, exceeding 4.2 trillion jobs by 2050, while electricity jobs would rise by six, hiring more than 2.1 trillion more people over the next three decades. On the other hand, the fossil fuel sector is predicted to shed more than 6 million jobs during the same timeframe relative to today’s employment rate.
On the other hand, Electric Ireland has secured a big 100 percent clean energy deal with the Northern Ireland Executive, performing a critical role in meeting the greenhouse gas emission goals. A big expenditure in the revival of renewables is the deal, in which the Department of Finance saves GBP 31 million. Government departmental buildings and far more than 50 companies will benefit from multi-million-pound savings. The process was led by the building and acquisition team of the National treasury, operating in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and the Strategic Investment Board. The publication would see considerable savings on assets belonging to the Education Department and the higher education universities. The contract builds on the already substantial local authority presence of Electric Ireland. In October, the deal announced that it secured an agreement for £1.3 trillion to supply renewable electricity to 10 northern local authorities.
Conor Murphy, Minister of Finance, said that the agreement shows how the financial and environmental sector benefits can be experienced through public procurement. Conor also added that electricity generation across the company’s vast number of investments is essential to national assets’ efficient functioning. Conor appreciated the significant savings made through the contract with electric Ireland.
Additionally, as part of the government, Conor also said that they must raise government facilities standards. The drive to use 100% renewable energies represents the government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. Dermot McArdle, Chief Market Officer for electric Ireland, said the contract was necessary since the executive tries to meet its carbon emission goals and make significant savings during the pandemic period. Dermot also added that winning the agreement was a clear acknowledgment of the team’s capacity and experience in offering excellent advice and providing creative and scalable energy technologies to the public and private sector customers.