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EmployRES - The impact of renewable energy policy on economic growth and employment in the European Union

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Reaching the 2020 renewable energy targets is expected to lead to around 2.8 million jobs in the renewable energy sector and generate a total value added of around 1.1 per cent of GDP. This is the main conclusion of a European Commission study on the impact of renewable energy policy on economic growth and employment in the European Union (Employ-RES) which is available in the internet from today. EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said: "This shows that benefits of renewables in terms of security of supply and fighting climate change can go hand in hand with economic benefits".

The link address is: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/renewables/studies/index_en.htm

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