Jobs from investment in green hydrogen. Update and extension

  • Green hydrogen will create jobs in the Netherlands: between 6,000 and 17,300 FTE in 2030 and between
    16,400 and 92,400 FTE in 2050.
  • Demand for labour will increase more than proportionally to hydrogen demand, because as hydrogen
    demand rises, more of the hydrogen chain will be in the Netherlands and because relatively labourintensive sectors are involved (mobility and built environment).
  • Some of the jobs will be due to job substitution, others will be additional due to new economic activity.
  • It is far from clear whether the labour market can provide enough suitably qualified workers to fill the
    jobs. Even today, many companies in the sectors concerned are unable to find duly qualified personnel to
    implement the energy transition in the tempo envisaged.