Scotland’s green energy sector currently supports 22,660 jobs, according to new research that also found that renewables provide 97% of its electricity consumption. The University of Strathclyde found that onshore wind is the biggest renewable employer in the country, with 8,780 full-time equivalent jobs, while offshore wind comes in second with 4,700 and hydropower takes third spot with 3,290. The energy industry also supports almost 3,000 jobs in construction and 2,200 jobs in manufacturing. It comes among other figures released by the university that found the renewable energy industry supports output of £5.2 billion a year in Scotland and provides the equivalent of 97% of its electricity consumption.
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