Employment in the Biomass Industry rises 19%

Recent figures from the Renewable Energy Association show significant increases in the number of renewable energy sector jobs in 2013-14, with the most significant improvement in the biomass sector where there has been a 19% rise. Employment in the biomass boiler installation and servicing sector grew 19.3% from 4,510 to 5,379, while employment in biomass production grew 10.6% from 8,960 to 9,913.

Julian Morgan-Jones, MD of South East Wood Fuels Ltd and Chairman of the Wood Heat Association said “we very much welcome the publication of these figures which show the increasing importance of the biomass sector to local UK economies. We are equally pleased and proud that this reflects the increased use of low carbon biomass heating for private, commercial and public sector buildings and is another step to meeting the UKs’ carbon reduction targets”.