Even as employment positions are being lost in industries such as manufacturing, Australia has a significant area of opportunity with regard to job creation in renewable energy over the next decade and a half, a new report suggests.

In its Renewable Energy Jobs: Future Growth in Australia report, the Climate Council compares two different scenarios about the long term future of the renewable energy sector in Australia and models the likely employment impacts of each scenario. Under the first scenario, a ‘business as usual’ rate of growth in…