Energizing the diversity debate
The renewable energy sector is undoubtedly modern. It’s powered by the latest technology and good for the planet. It’s also a source of a significant number of jobs. But, how is it performing in terms of diversity?
Katy Briggs, Global Service Area Leader for Renewable Advisory Services at DNV GL, energizes the diversity debate by discussing her own experiences in the industry – casting an expert eye over the opportunities for women working in, or trying to get into, the renewable energy sector.
In the latest episode of this new series, Face the Facts, Katy shares her opinion and insight on the most recent major global news stories about diversity and the energy transition.
In Africa and Asia, new census data shows that rural electrification using distributed renewable energy is going to create a significant number of new jobs by 2023. However, women are filling just one-fourth of these jobs, while in the US, women make up only 13% of the non-fossil power sector workforce. With the issue of diversity dominating headlines and becoming a global talking point for communities, business leaders and governments, it’s time to face the facts.