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How to achieve a just transition for fossil fuel workers

Poland produces more coal than any other country in the EU. For southern Polish towns like Libiąż, coal runs as…

COP27: International Labour Organization wants to see a just transition “actually implemented”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGfCSJ8NxhY Energy Monitor reporter Nour Ghantous (left) in conversation with the ILO's head of green jobs Moustapha Kamal Gueye at…

Weekly data: Renewables industry now employs 0.7% of the workforce in EU and China

The renewable energy transition will bring many tangible benefits beyond the immediate job of tackling climate change, from cleaner air in…

Solar PV employs twice as many women as wind – report

The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is the leading employer in the global renewable energy sector in terms of total number…

EU solar industry adds 100,000 jobs in 2021

More than 100,000 jobs were created across Europe by the solar power industry in 2021, according to a new report…

Is the energy transition hitting a glass ceiling?

In the 1970s, the Swedish telecommunication authority’s only female engineer revolutionised mobile telephony. Laila Ohlgren, who was also the team’s…

Women in energy: “It makes business sense to increase gender diversity”

Covid-19 induced lockdowns and confinements have changed working patterns and conditions the world over. Data increasingly shows women bear the…

Why Eastern Europe resists EU climate action

On 9 June, shortly before the European Commission unveiled its Fit for 55 proposal to meet the EU’s new 55% greenhouse…

Investing in renewable energy projects can offset UK Covid-19 job losses

Job opportunities from a pipeline of ‘shovel-ready’ renewable energy projects could help replace 90% of the 700,000 jobs lost in…

Diversifying the next generation of US clean energy workers

Women and people of colour are still under-represented in US energy jobs, but there are encouraging signs of a diversifying…