By strengthening its renewable energy supply chain and plugging its skills gap, the UK can create jobs for many of those made redundant during the pandemic, say the European Climate Foundation and EY-Parthenon.
Apprenticeships and greater unionisation can make a serious contribution to creating a more diverse clean energy workforce, and offering stable, long-term careers in the industry.
The momentum behind electric vehicles is transforming the car industry, but recent studies suggest fewer jobs than expected may be lost – if battery production is local.
The biggest job creation potential of green hydrogen is in road transport and heating, exactly those areas where its use remains most controversial.
Governments worldwide are accelerating the energy transition, but a lack of skilled workers risks creating bottlenecks in the roll-out of clean technology.
Parties should give voters tangible economic reasons to support policies that benefit the environment.