Energy Blue Print
Key results - Middle East

Moving from principles to action for energy supply that mitigates against climate change requires a long-term perspective. Energy infrastructure takes time to build up; new energy technologies take time to develop. Policy shifts often also need many years to take effect. In most world regions the transformation from fossil to renewable energies will require additional investment and higher supply costs over about twenty years

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future employment in the energy sector

The Energy [R]evolution scenario results in more energy sector jobs in Middle East at every stage of the projection.

  • There are 1.8 million energy sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario in 2015, and 1.3 million in the Reference scenario.
  • In 2020, there are 2 million jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario, and 1.4 million in the Reference scenario.
  • In 2030, there are 1.6 million jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario and 1.5 million in the Reference scenario.

Figure 5.79 shows the change in job numbers under both scenarios for each technology between 2010 and 2030. Jobs in the Reference scenario increase gradually to 12% above 2010 levels by 2030. The gas sector accounts for 95% of energy sector jobs in this scenario.

Growth in renewable energy leads to an increase of 37% in total energy sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario by 2015, and compensates for a decline in gas sector jobs. There is a reduction between 2020 and 2030, but Energy [R]evolution jobs remain 23% above 2010 levels in 2030.