Originally posted on Job Market Monitor:

8,600 jobs were provided by the onshore wind industry in 2011, with £548 million added to the UK economy, according to a joint study published today by RenewableUK and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The report takes 18 case studies of wind farms of varying sizes across the UK ranging from 0.5MW to 349.6MW, and assesses expenditure and job creation at development, construction and operation and maintenance phase, followed by potential growth at these and decommissioning stages. Investment impacts are weighted and their contribution to the UK economy analysed at different scales: local, regional and national…

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