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Renewable energy jobs jump worldwide: agency

ABU DHABI: The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday. In its "Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017", IRENA says the sector employed seven million people five years ago. "Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA's first annual assessment in 2012, when just over seven million people…