Funding Organisation: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Gesellschaft für wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung mbH (gws), Osnabrück; Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin; Zentrum für Sonnenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW); Prognos AG
Project Duration: July 2011 - June 2014
Contact: Marlene O'Sullivan
Employment effects of the expansion of renewable energies are prominently observed by politics and the public domestically as well as abroad. The study “Employment effects of renewable energies in Germany: Expansion and operation – today and tomorrow” follows three projects of the Federal Environment Ministry, that were the first ones to examine this topic closely (http://www.erneuerbare-energien.de/inhalt/42454/42761/).
The basis of this project is yet another telephone survey of German companies which puts the study on a stable data base. Individual areas will receive a greater focus, just like in the last study. Especially operation and maintenance are to be mentioned that are increasingly gaining importance. Another focus lies on regional aspect. The result of these efforts will be a distinction of the renewable employment by states.
The results will be provided on the internet platform of the Federal Environment Ministry http://www.erneuerbare-energien.de/die-themen/arbeitsplatzeffekte-qualifizierung-akzeptanz/arbeitsplaetze/.