China dominates green job market

11:08, October 08, 2010      

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China is prevailing in the global race for green jobs in sectors from solar panels to advanced lighting, and appears to be on an unstoppable upward path, an annual report by cleantech research firm Clean Edge said Wednesday.

The government spent $34.6 billion last year to propel its low-carbon economy, more than any other nation. The country is now headquarters for six of the biggest renewable energy employers - up from three in 2008 - according to Clean Tech Job Trends 2009.

Rob Pernick, managing director of Clean Edge, called the economic giant's meteoric surge very striking, but said, it is "not a fait accompli that China will dominate" across the entire industry.

Total clean energy jobs surpassed three million in 2009, recent data from global research group REN 21 finds. China accounted for 700,000 of that amount, due in large part to measures that promote solar heating. But Brazil, South Korea, Germany, Japan, the US and other nations are still very much in the game, as clean-energy manufacturing grows.

Clean Edge identified more than two dozen top cleantech job sectors, including solar energy storage, green building materials and smart-grid devices.

Source: Global Times

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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