Green jobs: The new generation of workers making it work for them

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WATCH: Beth Campbell, 21, is a research assistant at a vertical farm in Scunthorpe From running huge wind farms out at sea to making new devices to heat our homes, the UK is seeing a rise in interest in so-called green jobs. What counts as a green job? The simplest answer is that it directly contributes to tackling climate change, although many think it should also cover roles that indirectly support that ambition. Either way, the UK government wants to create more of them, going from 410,000 now to two million of these jobs by 2030, as part of its plans for an economy with zero fossil fuel emissions. It’s not a plan without risks , but some areas will provide opportunities to many. Here are three jobs in sectors that are growing – and what it’s like to do them. Heating without emissions Paul McGoogan, 27, works at the Mitsubishi Electric factory Gas boilers give out emissions that contribute to overheating the planet, and the International Energy Agency think tank says sales need to stop soon if the world is to meet its energy goals. In Livingston, near Edinburgh, the Mitsubishi Electric factory is making one alternative: air-source […]

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