The energy transition and the creation of new jobs

The energy transition is the gradual process of changing from the current energy system, based on fossil fuels, to a sustainable energy system, based on renewable sources. The energy transition and the new jobs associated with it are necessary to mitigate climate change and ensure a secure and affordable energy future for all.

This sector is growing rapidly and is creating new jobs all around the world. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the renewable energy sector created over 11 million jobs in 2020, and this number is expected to reach 22 million by 2030.

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Energy Transition & new Jobs

New renewable energy jobs are available in a very wide range of sectors, including:

Facilities and equipment manufacturing

Installation and maintenance of facilities

Technology research and development

Finance and investment

Policy and regulation

Jobs in the renewable energy sector are very well paid for now and also offer attractive career opportunities. The renewables sector is obviously a fast-growing and evolving industry and offers a variety of opportunities for people with a wide range of skills and qualifications.

Most common jobs in the energy transition sector:

Energy engineer

Photovoltaic system installation technician

Wind turbine installation technician

Renewable energy maintenance technician


Financial analyst

Renewable energy policy advisor

If you are interested in working in the renewable energy sector, you can do several things to prepare yourself. First, you can get the right education in a relevant field, such as engineering, environmental science, or economics. Electricians, welders and carpenters also have their uses. You can also gain experience in the industry, perhaps through an internship or part-time job. Finally, you can network with people working in the renewable energy sector. There are even Facebook groups already in existence.

Some of the benefits of working in the renewables sector:

Competitive salary

Interesting career opportunities

Stimulating and rewarding work

Contribution to positive change for the planet

If you are interested in working in the renewable energy sector, I encourage you to learn more about the available opportunities and to start preparing today.

And if you are a parent or a teacher, you already have a job: educating children.