There will be more than 15,000 extra green jobs in the East of England by 2035, according to a report published today. REview21, the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology’s (REA) annual report, projected that the number of people employed in the renewable energy and clean technology sector could increase by 15,200. In 2019 the East of England renewable sector employed 10,800 people, and its current market value is £1.8billion. But, using employment models and analysis of the government’s current renewables policy, the renewable energy trade association projects that within 15 years 26,000 people will be employed in the sector. These figures do not include the projected workforce for the planned Sizewell C nuclear power station, and cover the whole of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire as well as Peterborough.
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