Energy Blue Print
Scenarios for a future energy supply

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 India at 2015 and 2020. In 2030, job numbers are the same in both scenarios.

  • There are 2.3 million energy sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario in 2015, and 1.7 million in the Reference scenario.
  • In 2020, there are 2.4 million jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario, and 1.8 million in the Reference scenario.
  • In 2030, there are 1.5 million jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario and the Reference scenario.

Figure 5.105 shows the change in job numbers under both scenarios for each technology between 2010 and 2030. Jobs in the Reference scenario reduce sharply, by 29% by 2015, and 39% by 2030.

Exceptionally strong growth in renewable energy compensates for some of the losses in the fossil fuel sector, particularly in earlier years. Energy [R]evolution jobs fall by 4% by 2015, increase somewhat by 2020, and then reduce to 38% below 2010 levels by 2030. Renewable energy accounts for 78% of energy jobs by 2030, with biomass having the greatest share (27%), followed by solar heating, solar PV, and wind.