Why It’s Still Important to Talk About Diversity in the Renewables Industry

Aug 25, 2017 - Greentech Media

They say diversity is the spice of life. And yet television shows, universities, the tech industry and others continue to struggle with how to fairly represent women and minority groups -- and the renewable energy industry is no exception.

According to the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) global renewable energy employment, not including large-scale hydropower, reached 8.3 million in 2016. Solar energy jobs totalled 3.7 million last year, up 15 percent over 2015, and...