Critical components to achieve a green recovery

Despite their rapid and substantial growth, cleantech sectors have often struggled to source the best talent. This is largely due to the demand for jobs in these sectors being greater than the supply of talent available. For cleantech businesses, the need to partner with an executive search and professional recruitment firm with an in-depth understanding of the industry is vital.

Gibson Watts is proud to be supporting leading and emerging organisations within the cleantech market, with a specific focus on renewable energy generation (including offshore wind), hydrogen, clean transportation, green technology, manufacturing, and agricultural technology.

If you are looking to build a world-class team and source leaders within cleantech, contact us here.

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What is Cleantech?

Cleantech refers to products or services that work to improve the long-term health of the environment. It has been identified as playing a transformative role in achieving the green recovery, and the sector is poised to surpass the value of the oil market by 2030. The IEA has also predicted that the cleantech market will rise to a staggering $870 billion by 2030.

The sectors within cleantech have been recognised as critical components to achieve a green recovery. Examples of sectors within cleantech include renewable energy generation (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.), energy infrastructure (storage), electric vehicles, fuel cells, alternative fuels, battery storage, carbon capture, recycling, agricultural technology, and more.

Energy Generation

With fossil fuels in the energy sector amounting to one of the highest producers of carbon emissions, green developments within the energy sector are vital and growing exponentially.

It is estimated that renewables could provide 65% of the world’s total electricity supply by 2030, and global net-zero targets all position renewable energy generation as one of the key drivers for a green recovery.

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Agricultural Technology

Agricultural technology (Agritech) has positioned itself as a critical contender in reducing global carbon emissions. It’s no secret that the farming and agriculture sector is a massive contributor towards greenhouse emissions, and as the global population continues to rise, this impact is only set to increase.

Agricultural technology is regularly making a huge difference in the sector, implementing a wide range of practices and cutting-edge technologies to minimise the industry’s environmental damage.

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Clean Transportation

Transportation has historically been one of the world’s most polluting industries, and due to its distributed nature and the ease of using fossil fuels, it’s no surprise. Despite this, clean transportation alternatives are making significant strides to decarbonise the industry.

Perhaps one of the most notable clean transportation developments is electric vehicles, which are a fundamental pillar undergoing unprecedented growth. Additionally, alternative sustainable fuels, and hydrogen fuel cells are also revolutionising the industry and paving the way for its carbon-free future.

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Technology & Manufacturing

Technology and manufacturing are the backbone of the world’s economy. However, despite their large contribution towards carbon emissions, the sectors are undergoing outstanding technological developments to roll out cleaner technologies and advance towards zero-emissions.

Fuel cell, hydrogen, and electrolyser manufacturing are all paving the way for the industry’s decarbonisation. This has redefined what technology and manufacturing businesses must look for when growing their teams to be future-proof and forward-thinking.

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Hydrogen Technology

Hydrogen, particularly green hydrogen, holds significant promise in meeting the world’s green energy demands and accelerating the journey to net-zero. With a variety of uses including powering vehicles, generating energy, powering industry, and heating homes and businesses, hydrogen is sure to be a fundamental technology of the future.

Significant developments are currently taking place in the hydrogen sector to ensure that its technology and infrastructure are in place for hydrogen production and storage. When unlocked on a larger scale, the potential of hydrogen technology is limitless.

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