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Employment in low carbon and renewables up by more than a third

The number of workers in Scotland employed in the low carbon and renewables sector has risen to 58,500 in 2015, up from an indicative 43,500 employed in 2014. The low carbon and renewable sector generated a turnover of £10.5 billion, 14% of the total UK sector, the Office of National Statistics numbers show.
In addition:
Scotland represented 48% of all UK employment, and 53% of all UK turnover, in onshore wind
33% of all UK employment, and 28% of turnover, in low carbon electricity generation, is ins Scotland
For low carbon services, Scotland represents 24% of all UK employment, and 26% of turnover.

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