According to a report by Allen & York, the 9.4 million includes 2.8 million in solar PV, 1.6 million in liquid biofuels and 1 million in wind, reflecting a “5% increase in 2015 and confirms the strength of this relatively new industry.”
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The report states that China, Brazil, the United States, India, Japan and Germany currently have the most renewable energy jobs. Europe still has a strong renewables market, it says, despite the withdrawal of subsidies in the UK for new wind and solar developments. Germany, Spain, the UK, France and Italy “lead the field in installed wind capacity across Europe”, and the solar marketplace has “grown by 15% of installed capacity in 2015”, prompting SolarEurope to describe Europe as the most “solarized continent”.