Energy transition towards high shares of renewables has huge potential for job growth
A climate compliant energy transition will not just ensure stable energy costs but also lead to zero greenhouse gas emissions and create more stable jobs around the world, reveals a new study conducted at LUT University. The study forecasts that jobs in the energy sector may increase globally from 57 million in 2020 to 134 million in 2050.
LUT among the top 300 universities in the global THE ranking
LUT University is one of the world's top 300 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022. LUT now ranks third among universities in Finland. Last year, LUT placed in the top 351–400 of the 1 526 universities.
THE bases its ranking on 13 indicators that measure the universities' performance in five areas: research, citations, teaching, international outlook, and industry income.
Water footprint should be included in energy transition scenarios
The transition towards a 100 percent renewable energy system is an opportunity to considerably reduce the water use of the power sector. While this holds true for fossil-fueled power generation, an extensive deployment of hydropower technologies can in some European countries lead to an increase in energy-related water demand.
Now is the time to seize the opportunity
The small virus has changed the media environment in a great deal. For journalists, it has been a time of extreme pressure to learn and understand and write timely coverage about the new unpredictable virus. On the other hand, during the past weeks and months, the role and importance of media has increased enormously for every individual and for the whole society.
That's why it is now time to start reflecting what has happened and what is going to happen in the media industry because of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Associate Professor Päivi Maijanen from LUT School of Business and Management.