In just three years, the number of wind power jobs in the UK is up 91 percent. A recent report by RenewableUK stated that staff members employed full-time on green energy wind projects increased from 4,800 in 2007 to about 9,200 in 2010.
With the recent completion of the world’s largest wind farm in the waters off the shores of the UK, is it any wonder that there has been such a huge increase in the number of wind power jobs? The news of the increase in employment is particularly welcome considering the impact the recession has had on the UK.
Maria McCaffery, chief executive of RenewableUK, noted:
“….. the increase in jobs has, to a large extent, mirrored the increase in electricity contributions from renewable sources, chiefly wind, to the grid.”
A record increase of 91% increase in wind power jobs in just three years and the opening of the world’s largest wind farm? What is next for the UK? The European Wind Energy Association has stated that the UK is now the world leader in wind power, after installing 1,341 megawatts of wind farms.
For those looking for green jobs in the UK, consider the wind industry!