Employment Opportunities for the Exploitation of Renewable Energy in the State of Kuwait
Renewable energy technologies are deployed with rapidly increasing shares in many countries, most notably for reasons of mitigating climate change, reducing air pollution and enhancing energy supply independence. It is argued that the deployment of renewables may also be beneficial in terms of the stimulation of employment in a broad range of sectors directly or indirectly related to their use. The purpose of this report is essentially twofold: (1) we review the energy technology literature published to date for inspecting the job creation potential of the expansion of renewables, (2) we perform a case study for the state of Kuwait for assessing what the employment implications are of this Gulf country achieving a renewable electricity share of about 10% in 2030, in accordance with a renewable energy diffusion scenario developed by KISR (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research).
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