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Renewably Employed! Short and Long-Term Impacts of the Expansion of Renewable Energy on the German Labor Market

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Dr. Michael van Mark, Joachim Nick-Leptin
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This report reviews the results of a multi-year study commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in 2008 and carried out by a team of renowned research institutes, with the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) as the lead agency. The study proves that the expansion of renewable energy (RE) in Germany has had significant impacts on economic growth and jobs.