Energy Blue Print
Key results - OECD Asia Oceania

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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The Energy [R]evolution scenario results in more energy sector jobs in OECD Asia-Oceania at every stage of the projection.

  • There are 0.5 million energy sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario in 2015, and 0.3 million in the Reference scenario.
  • In 2020, there are 0.5 million jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario, and 0.3 million in the Reference scenario.
  • In 2030, there are 0.5 million jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario and 0.3 million in the Reference scenario.

Figure 5.144 shows the change in job numbers under both scenarios for each technology between 2010 and 2030. Jobs in the Reference scenario remain quite stable, increasing by 11% by 2020, and then declining to just above 2010 levels by 2030.

Exceptionally strong growth in renewable energy leads to an increase of 80% in total energy sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario by 2015. Renewable energy jobs remain high, and account for 77% of energy jobs by 2030, with biomass having the greatest share (27%), followed by solar PV, wind, hydro, and solar heating.