Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125295
Authors: 
Pestel, Nico
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 76
Abstract: 
Many industrial countries are replacing conventional power plants with renewable energy sources. Green energy policies might affect employment in different ways. A policy shift toward a low-carbon green economy may create new and additional "green jobs" in renewable energy sources and energy-efficiency technologies. However, this may potentially come with the crowding out of employment in other sectors. In addition, energy prices may increase owing to feed-in tariffs subsidizing renewables. The resulting burden may in turn stifle labor demand in industrial sectors and reduce the purchasing power of private households.
Subjects: 
employment
energy policy
renewable energy sources
energy turnaround
JEL: 
J21
J23
Q43
Q48
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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