The truth of the trend is reflected in the number of potential candidates from the fossil fuel sector that approach us looking to transition to the clean side. Of course some have 'seen the light' and want to be more 'green', others have just 'seen the light' that their industries are dying. That or telling people you are in fossil fuels at a party for example, is bit like it was telling them you were a banker in 2009-2010. Not popular. Whether it is for ethical or purely economical reasons we need to embrace the top talent from fossil fuels and welcome them into the clean energy sector. Everyone weakens the opposition, and creates wealth, growth and opportunity in the clean energy sector.
IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, says the trend is clear. Jobs in clean energy industries like solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric are increasing while jobs in oil, natural gas, and coal extraction are decreasing worldwide. About 8.1 million people worldwide had jobs in the clean energy in 2015. That’s up from 7.7 million in 2014, according to the latest figures from IRENA.