Questions & Answers

Will the Energiewende kill jobs?

Per megawatt-hour generated, renewables create more jobs than the fossil and nuclear sectors, and most of those jobs occur at home, not abroad. Germany already has twice as many people employed in the renewables sector than in all other energy sectors combined.

The transition to renewable energy is a job engine. An estimated 334,000 jobs had been created in the renewables sector in Germany by 2016, far more than the 182,000 people working in all of the country’s other energy sectors combined.

Simply put, renewables and efficiency replace oil and uranium imports with local added value, keep jobs in Germany, and have a net job creation effect.