Jun 16, 2009 - 12:00am
The Climate Institute commissioned leading energy sector consultants, McLennan Magasanik Associates (MMA), to assess the potential contribution of renewable energy, such as wind, solarand bioenergy power stations, to regional employment in Australia. MMA’s analysis covers all existing commercial renewable energy installations, as well as those which are committed and planned. The assessment covers permanent employment (operation and maintenance) as well as construction jobs and the contribution to other indirect
jobs like manufacturing and engineering.
Where possible MMA has used information sourced from the owners and operators of the renewable energy facilities. This provides an accurate estimate of job numbers, drawing on the experiences of real companies working on real projects, rather than relying just on economic modelling.