Energy Blue Print
Key results - non OECD Asia

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 non OECD Asia at 2015 and 2020, and slightly fewer jobs at 2030.

  • There are 2 million energy sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario in 2015, and 1.7 million in the Reference scenario.
  • In 2020, there are 1.9 million jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario, and 1.7 million in the Reference scenario.
  • In 2030, there are 1.4 million jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario and 1.5 million in the Reference scenario.

Figure 5.118 shows the change in job numbers under both scenarios for each technology between 2010 and 2030. Jobs in the Reference scenario drop by 8% by 2015, and then remain the same until 2020. Jobs drop again to 22% below 2010 levels by 2030.

Strong growth in renewable energy leads to a small increase of 7% in total energy sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario by 2015. Renewable energy jobs remain high until 2020, and then drop to 23% of energy jobs by 2030, with biomass having the greatest share (22%), followed by solar heating, wind, solar PV, hydro.