International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Impact of Green Energy on Employment: A Preliminary Analysis
Sofia Gkatsou, Maria Kounenou, Panagiota Papanagiotou, Dimitra Seremeti, Dimitrios Georgakellos

The purpose of the present work is to investigate the effects of the development of renewable energy sources on the creation of new labour. Specifically, up to now there has been an ongoing debate about how the development of green energy affects the creation of new jobs as well as the loss of existing ones on the power generation field. This is because the creation of green jobs automatically means that the fossil fuel based electricity generation has to decrease its potential, since there is the new legislation of the European Union that obliges the member states to progress towards green energy creation. Thus, this study attempts to forecast the positive and negative impacts of green energy on employment through the case of Greece for the period of 2012-2050.

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