Labor Market in Poland in The Context of Renewable Energy Sector Development
The aim of this article is to assess job-creating potential of renewable energy sector development and its macroeconomic effects on the labor market in Poland. The paper focuses primarily on electricity generation technologies like wind power stations and solid biomass. Nowadays, Polish policymakers are in search of win-win solutions to the triple challenge of unemployment, climate change and international commitments. The other problem that needs to be dealt with is maintaining and restructuring Polish coal mining industry, which is and will be for the upcoming years the main source of electricity production in Poland. Those actions' aim is to create new jobs, build industries and attract new foreign investments. The following research methods were used in the article: analysis of statistical data obtained from Eurostat and organizations dealing with the collection of statistical data on RES and analysis of literature on the subject. According to the analysis, the labor market in the renewable energy sector is developing rapidly, which will result in the future development of new sectors, which will increase employment in the industry, attract new foreign investments and develop local communities. (original abstract)
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