Does wind energy create jobs?

In 2011, approximately 670,000 people were employed directly or indirectly in the global wind power industry. According to an Energy [R]evolution 2012 report, wind energy would employ 1.7 million people by 2030.

Jobs range from manufacturing to services and development. There is currently a shortage of skilled workers and engineers in the wind business.

By 2020, more than 520,000 people will be employed by wind energy. By 2030, the figure will be 794,079, with 62 percent of wind jobs in the offshore sector.