The green energy sector supports more than 43,500 jobs across Scotland, a study has found. Jobs in the supply chain to renewable energy and low carbon schemes that produce electricity, heating, low emission vehicles and energy from waste and biomass are included in the Office for National Statistics analysis of 2014, the latest year that figures are available for the industry. Scottish companies account for 13% of the total UK turnover in the sector, generating £10.7 billion. The supply chain activity accounted for £5.1 billion, or 47.7%, of total turnover and 21,500 jobs. Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “The figures reinforce the growing importance of the low carbon industries to the Scottish economy and vindicate the Scottish Government’s support for the sector and the increasingly crucial role it plays within Scotland’s energy mix and the wid er economy.
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