The Consortium Gas for Climate has published an analysis prepared by Navigant on “Job creation scaling up renewable gas in Europe”. The report shows that renewable and low-carbon gases, combined with large quantities of renewable electricity, are essential to achieving a climate-neutral EU energy system.
According to the analysis, this renewable energy system will have significant benefits in creating employment opportunities, especially in rural areas where employment opportunities are often scarce. High-skilled technical jobs are expected to emerge in sectors related to manufacturing, installation, and the operation of biomethane and green hydrogen plants, as well as in the renewable electricity generation sector to produce hydrogen.
Scaling up renewable gases—as presented in the “optimised gas” scenario of the recent Gas for Climate study—is estimated to create 600,000–850,000 additional direct jobs and 1.1–1.5 million indirect jobs by 2050.