Low carbon jobs: The evidence for net job creation from policy support for energy efficiency and renewable energy

10th November 2014

'Green' sectors account for as many as 3.4 million jobs in the EU, or 1.7% of all paid employment, more than car manufacturing or pharmaceuticals.

The primary objective of the UKERC Technology and Policy Assessment (TPA), reflected in this report, is to provide a thorough review of the current state of knowledge. New research, such as modelling or primary data gathering may be carried out when essential. It also aims to explain its findings in a way that is accessible to non-technical readers and is useful to policymakers.

The TPA uses protocols based upon best practice in evidence-based policy, and UKERC undertook systematic and targeted searches for reports and papers related to this report’s key question. Experts and stakeholders were invited to comment and contribute through an expert group. The project scoping note and related materials are available from the UKERC website, together with more details about the TPA and UKERC.

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