Energy efficiency initiatives create jobs, and normally very good jobs. Recent analysis shows that between 17 and 19 net jobs can be created for every million euros spent.
>Jobs to improve energy efficiency in all end-use sectors are of high value. Many require technical qualifications, such as engineering or architectural degrees. Many require re-training from existing jobs. There will be a demand for financial specialists, construction engineers, behaviour specialists, project managers, auditors, data base managers, policy analysts and the like. And these jobs are available to all, regardless of age or gender.
The hard work of creating these jobs begins once the Directive is finally approved. The long-term policy framework needs to be in place and the funding and implementation strategy need to be well developed. But in the longer term, opportunity is knocking at the door, and it deserves a welcome mat.<
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