Green Jobs Miracle: German Pellets Creates Work
The expansion of renewable energies secures not only tomorrow’s energy supply, but creates also employment. End of 2009, younger figures there yet, approximately 340,000 men and women were employed in the renewable energy sector. Thus this figure has more than doubled in five years. Since 2004, the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) can examine the economic impact of the expansion of renewable energies, in particular with regard to the employment related. “Result: renewable busy”, headlines the BMU in a recent study on the subject.
Leader with almost 40 percent of the workforce is the range of biomass. Includes wood and others as the most important energy sources for heat generation of the future. Pellets as fuel wood in its most efficient form. Currently, employment, trend offers rising 9,000 people according to the German Pelletinstitutes (DEPI) Propellets in Germany. The use of indigenous biomass, such as, for example, in the form of wood pellets for the energy production will create jobs. Especially in rural, underdeveloped regions”, says Megan’s Managing Director Martin Bentele. The largest German Pellet, German pellets, illustrates this development. Founded six years ago with a handful of employees, the medium-sized company employs today over 350 women and men at nine locations in Germany.
To get another 1,700 indirect jobs at suppliers, logistics and sales. In the past year alone pellets were reset in German about 100 employees. As a producer of a CO2 neutral, environmentally friendly and low-cost fuel despite the economic crisis, our company has developed excellent”, says company spokeswoman Claudia Rohr. The demand for wood pellets to generate heat as well as power plants for electricity production. German pellets can saturate his work due to the increased demand. 2010 was another in Erndtebruck (North Rhine-Westphalia) Factory built. 20 direct jobs have been created alone new. 21 million euros were invested in the construction, of which firms also benefited. Anyway, the regional value added increases with renewable energy, because they are produced in their own country, while oil and gas imports, domestic companies have almost no benefit. Renewable energy companies characterized according to study of the Federal Environment Ministry in particular their proportion of qualified employees. Almost 90 percent of the staff in the Division have completed vocational training solid biomass, 30 percent are academics. We deal with operators, electricians, mechatronics, locksmiths, engineers, commercial employees, drivers and economists. We educate young people, offering interesting entry positions and attractive career prospects graduates”, says Claudia Rohr. Currently, over 20 trainees involved in the company. About German pellets the owner-run company German was pellets in 2005 in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern founded and has evolved into the leading manufacturer of wood pellets in Germany and Europe. German pellets produced a climate-neutral, inexpensive and safe available in future fuel and animal bedding products at nine locations in Germany and offers complete thermal systems based on renewable energy through the subsidiary KAGO. Claudia Rohr German pellets GmbH, February 22, 2011