Energy efficiency sector Australia’s biggest employer
Energy efficiency is Australia’s biggest employer, according to a new report by the Energy Efficiency Council, Energy Savings Industry Association and Green Energy Markets. The report said the energy efficiency sector employs 25 per cent more people than the coal mining industry. About 500,000 electricians, architects and engineers spend some of their time working on energy efficiency, which adds up to 59,000 full-time jobs in the sector, the report said. Green Energy Markets director (advisory), Tristan Edis, said energy efficiency is an obvious job creator compared to other energy related sectors because Australia has millions of buildings and pieces of energy consuming equipment.