More than 117,000 roles will need to be filled in the energy sector by 2030, and a further 283,000 by 2050, if the UK is to meet its net-zero target. That is according to research published today (28 January) by National Grid. Undertaken in partnership with Development Economics, work to develop the ‘Building the Net Zero Energy Workforce’ report assessed how the ways in which energy is generated, distributed and used will need to change in line with the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendations on meeting net-zero by 2050. It then determined how skills and jobs in the energy sector would need to change to meet these shifts. The analysis’ key finding is that 140,000 workers across the UK’s low-carbon energy workforce are due to leave within the next 30 years – meaning replacements will need to be found – and that a further 260,000 roles will need to be created. National Grid’s analysis details how the staff in the 260,000 new roles will be needed to build new low-carbon infrastructure, to upgrade existing low-carbon infrastructure, to complete retrofits and to decommission outdated high-carbon assets.
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The UK’s energy sector will play a crucial role in helping the country reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Abby Young-Powell speaks to UK National Grid’s executive director, Nicola Shaw, and two of its engineers to learn why young people looking to help tackle the climate crisis should consider a career with the company.
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