Green.org sat down with Jack Eagle, a cleantech consultant at the Green Recruitment Company, to learn about the future of job growth in the cleantech industries. According to the U.N., renewable energy jobs rise by 700,000 in a year, to nearly 13 million. We sat down with Jack to learn about his background and where he sees the future of the industries going.
Jack, thank you for being here. Tell us a little bit about you and your background:
I am a Cleantech consultant at the Green Recruitment Company, supporting businesses with Technical & Product appointments. Given the ever-growing importance of electrification and energy management technology, I’ve more recently focused on placing software engineers within EV, BESS, and Renewable technology businesses.
What is a fun fact about you?
I was part of a crew that sailed a 97-foot long pirate ship from Wales to Falmouth
Why do you think climate change and sustainability is such an important topic today?
Sustainability and climate change is incredibly important, however in todays world, utilising technology as part of our energy transition is vital. If we can electrify major carbon emitters like transport, buildings, and heating, software products can be developed to integrate and combine these more effectively – ultimately improving the adoption of clean alternatives.
What do you envision your industry looking like 10 years from now?
I believe that cleantech and renewable energy businesses will continue to optimise assets and electrify fleets as much as our grid allows. I also hope that flexibility services and other solutions are effectively utilised to better our grid’s performance, so that both businesses and domestic energy users can contribute to a cleaner future.
What can the average person do to make a difference?
With the two biggest polluters globally being Transport & Energy/Electricity production, the average person can positively impact through these, given they likely engage with both of these factors on a daily basis. Either switching to an EV or making use of public transport are great cleaner travel options. Alternatively, investing in community-owned renewables or buying you’re own and becoming a “self-consumer” can massively impact our energy transition. Switching to a renewable energy utility is also a really simple way to make an impact.
Jack, thank you for sharing about the future of job growth in the cleantech industries.
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