Energy sector employment, Germany

In 2016, 20,000 people were employed in the lignite industry in Germany, and 12,000 in anthracite (hard coal). Germany’s wind industry employed 160,000 people in 2016, or 5 times the number of coal workers. Other renewable energy sectors employed a further 180,00 jobs (340,000 in total in the renewable energy sector). More than half of all energy workers work for clean energy.

Jobs in the German renewable energy industry, 2017

SectorNo. jobs
Wind 142 900
Solid biomass 45 400
Biogas 45 000
Solar PV 31 600
Liquid biofuels 22 800
Geothermal 17 300
Solar heating / cooling 9 900
Hydropower 12 900
Other renewables 11 400
Total renewables 339 200

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/809462/renewable-energy-employment-germany/