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Wind Power and Job Creation

Department of Economic and Statistical Sciences, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, The Ratio Institute and Luleå University of Technology, SE-11359 Stockholm, Sweden
The Ratio Institute, SE-11359 Stockholm, Sweden
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Sustainability 2020, 12(1), 45;
Received: 3 November 2019 / Revised: 10 December 2019 / Accepted: 18 December 2019 / Published: 19 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Technological Innovation and the Effect of Employment on Green Growth)
The purpose of this paper is to provide a global overview of job effects per MW of wind power installations, which will enable improved decision-making and modeling of future wind-power projects. We found indications that job creation connected to wind-power installations is rather limited. In total, 17 peer-reviewed articles and 10 reports/non-peer-reviewed papers between 2001 and 2019 were assessed. Our three major policy conclusions are as follows: (a) job creation seems to be limited; (b) each new project should consider a unique assessment, since all projects have been undertaken within different institutional frameworks, labor markets, and during separate years, meaning that the technology is not comparable; and (c) the number of jobs depends on the labor intensity of the country. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind power; jobs; labor; renewable; policy; energy wind power; jobs; labor; renewable; policy; energy
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