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Barry’s new solar farm shines for Vale of Glamorgan MP


MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, Alun Cairns welcomes clean energy project supporting the Port of Barry British Gas constructed the new Barry Solar Farm which represents an investment in excess of £5 million by Associated British Ports The green energy project is expected to generate 2,000 tonnes of CO2 savings per year
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Two thirds of young people worry about career prospects after exams


Young women are most worried about career prospects, survey shows
• More than two thirds (69%) of young people worry they might not gain a career
• Young women are the most anxious: almost three quarters fear they will struggle to secure employment
• Young men show more confidence, and expect to earn £33,251 before the age of 30
• The survey shows young people believe their parents’ generation had it easier
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British Gas hits landmark of 1.5 million smart meters in Leicestershire home


1.5 million smart meters have been installed in homes by British Gas – now at a rate of one every minute
The milestone was reached at a home in Whitwick, Leicestershire
British Gas has installed more than 25,000 smart meters in Leicester homes
79% of smart meter customers are now more aware of their energy consumption and 90% are taking steps to reduce their energy use
Bills have reduced on average by around £26 for customers

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Young people in Scotland worry about career prospects


Over two thirds (68%) of young people in Scotland worry they might not find a career
Young women are the most anxious: seven in ten fear they will struggle to secure employment
Young men in Scotland show more confidence, and expect to earn £33,605 before the age of 30
The survey shows young people believe their parents’ generation had it easier
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