In Germany, Storage Now Has More Than Half the Number of Jobs in the Lignite Sector

Germany’s energy storage sector now employs more than half the number of people as the country’s lignite industry, according to figures released last month.

An annual report by the German Energy Storage Association (Bundesverband Energiespeicher or BVES), compiled in association with Berlin-based energy sector consultancy Team Consult, found the energy storage industry employed around 11,130 workers in 2017.

This is set to rise 9 percent to around 12,140 in 2018. Meanwhile figures from Euracoal, the European Association for Coal and Lignite, show Germany’s lignite industry had around 20,740 direct and indirect workers in 2015.

The BVES data shows employment in Germany’s residential …read more

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