Re­new­able en­ergy jobs boost for UAE

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The UAE will cre­ate more than 90,00 jobs in the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor by 2030. That’s pro­vid­ing the tar­get of 30 per cent of en­ergy from clean sources is reached. Ac­cord­ing to the In­ter­na­tional Re­new­able En­ergy Agency (IRENA), the cur­rent growth in lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing and project devel­op­ment will cre­ate 91,000 jobs. “We have seen promis­ing strides in terms of project devel­op­ment and they are lo­cal­is­ing a lot of the work they do,” said Rabia Fer­roukhi, Se­nior Pro­gramme Of­fi­cer - Pol­icy Ad­vice and Deputy Di­rec­tor, Knowl­edge, Pol­icy and Fi­nance Cen­tre, IRENA. “The lo­cal fi­nan­cial sec­tor is slowly be­com­ing com­fort­able with re­new­able en­ergy and man­u­fac­tur­ing is pick­ing up with UAE cur­rently be­ing home to two com­mer­cial Pho­to­voltaic (PV) So­lar man­u­fac­tur­ers. The So­lar PV in­dus­try is ex­pected to cre­ate the ma­jor­ity of these jobs, ac­cord­ing to IRENA’s Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Ad­nan Amin. “With records con­sis­tently be­ing set es­pe­cially in the So­lar Power plants in Dubai, the scale of de­ploy­ment is go­ing to lead to ma­jor em­ploy­ment gains,” he said.

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