Monday, November 20th, 2017

Green economy and green jobs: Myth or reality? The case of China’s power generation sector

Publication year: 2011brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 30 August 2011brWenjia, Cai , Can, Wang , Jining, Chen , Siqiang, WangbrThis paper investigates the relationship between the green economy and green jobs in China through the following question: Can the current GHG mitigation policies in China’s power generation sector bring more jobs to China? Using both analytical and input–output models this paper analyzes the direct and indirect employment impacts of two main mitigation policies in the power generation sector. This paper proves that the above-mentioned question is not simple. Mitigation policies in China’s power generation sector from 2006 to 2009 caused a total of 44 thousand net jobs losses. However, as the share of renewable energy that has an indirect…br Highlights: ► This paper modeled the relationship between the green economy and green jobs in China’s power generation sector. ► Different from some developed country studies, green economy policies from 2006 to 2009 in China actually caused job losses. ► To ensure the co-existence of green economy and green jobs, solar PV and other renewable technologies should be promoted. ► A matching educational system and personnel structure in China is also needed.


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