ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Implications of Policies in India

Employment Outcomes of Renewable Energy Technologies

The terms "green jobs" and "green economy" are in vogue due to the observation that many renewable energy technologies seem to create more jobs per unit of installed capacity and per unit power generated compared to fossil fuel technologies. From a policy perspective, it is not only important to estimate the overall employment effect but to probe further into the nature and distribution of jobs created. This article attempts to characterise jobs created for select RETs as a function of multiple attributes. Further, it estimates the aggregate jobs/MW metric for these RETs using secondary data analysis. The estimates have been used to arrive at existing and projected jobs in India.

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