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The UK must fill more than 100,000 job roles by 2030 to meet its energy demands

The UK must fill more than 100,000 job roles by 2030 to meet its energy demands
The Siliconreview
28 January, 2020

The United Kingdom requires billions of pounds to meets its 2050 targets to battle the climate change. A report from Vivid Economics stated that the UK would need almost 20bn euros every year to remove 130m tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. The National Grid has issued a warning to the UK to recruit 100,000 people to fulfill the green energy roles. If the government fails to recruit the necessary people for the energy plan then the target for 2050 cannot be achieved. To make the country’s emission zero, the Britain must employ 120,000 people. Furthermore, the number is expected to reach 400,000 by 2050.

 The government has developed clean energy system which is based on green heating system, renewable electricity, and electric vehicles. A job crunch is expected in the Britain for the next 10 year while meeting the targets for green energy. The report from National Grid shows that almost a fifth of the energy employees will retire by 2030 and the young people will soon fill those jobs. A statement was made by the National Grid’s executive director, Nicola Shaw that “The time is now for the sector to rise to the challenge and overcome the longstanding issues we face in recruiting a diverse workforce with the right skills to deliver on the UK’s ambitions.”