1.144 million people now have documented jobs in Europe's renewable energy sector.
The boost in activity in 2010 represented about $166 billion in economic value, a 15 percent increase over 2009.
These figures only include renewable fuels, heat and electricity. They do not include jobs in mass transportation, recycling, and green building design.
They show a very healthy diversity in Europe’s renewable energy sector. According to the 2010 figures, the top three sectors for employment were biomass (273,000), solar PV (268,110), and wind (253,145). The next largest were biogas (52,810) and solar thermal (49,845). Behind those sectors were ground source heat pumps, waste-to-energy, small hydro, and geothermal.
Here in the U.S. we are at a fraction of these jobs...will we allow other areas of the world to create millions more while we sit and watch?
The U.S is a leader...lets get back in the race and win!