Green jobs

ISTAS has developed a series of research studies on employment and sustainable economy in an effort to raise awareness on green jobs and their significance in the transition to a carbon-free economy. These studies offer an overview of the current state of affairs and future prospects of sustainable mobility, renewable energies, as well as building renovation and improvement of energy efficiency.

The studies include:

Energy Self-consumption and renewable distributed generation as a source of employment

The main objective of the study is to analyze the job creation associated with the generation of electricity through a renewable and distributed model based on Self-consumption in Spain.

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Employment associated with the promotion of renewable energies in Spain

This study includes information on the state of affairs of economic, business and association activities directly involved in processes of exploitation of renewable sources focusing on aspects related with the quality and number of generated jobs. The study has been carried out for the Spanish Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and has been used as the official numbers of employment in renewable energies to elaborate the National Action Plan for Renewable Energies 2011-2020.

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Job creation in renovation and energy refurbishing of buildings and houses

This study defines the profiles and characteristics of building and houses in Spain, it also offers a current perspective of energy refurbishing of buildings in terms technical, regulatory, human, management and financial aspects. It also draws a projection on job potential. The ultimate purpose of this study is to draw a quantitative and qualitative estimate on direct and indirect jobs to be created through the start of a set of actions for the energy rehabilitation of existing buildings.

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Job creation and sustainable mobility

This study includes the description of the current mobility model in Spain and of its recent evolution, detailing each modality and jobs associated to them, based on sustainability criteria in terms of energy comsumption. It aims at designing a new scenario different from trends and continuation patterns, a scenario based on energy efficiency that favours sustainable mobility. Tools based on useful knowledge aimed at designing strategies to promote a socially just, environmentally sustainable and economically viable development.

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Deposit return systems in Spain

Estimates on potential jobs associated with the implementation and development of the first phase of deposit return systems in Spain

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Public funding for green energy in a context of crisis

This report is part of the project titled “Public Funding for Green Energy in a context of Crisis” funded by the European Trade Union Institute.

Public funding for green energy in a context of crisis

Country report (Germany)

Country report (Italy)

Country report (United Kingdom)

Country report (Spain)

Country report (Bulgaria)

Country report (Sweden)

Conclusions and key messages (Executive summary)