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Energy price cut threatens hundreds of jobs

Industry bosses warn the regions renewable energy sector is at risk after price cut. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Hundreds of jobs are under threat across the West Country after the Government announced it wants to cut the amount of money householders are paid for the electricity their solar panels generate.

Industry bosses warn the region's renewable energy sector is at risk by a proposal to slash the price from 12.5 pence per kilowatt hour to just 1.6 pence.

Solar panels to be installed at Art Deco hotel

There had been considerable opposition to the plans for solar panel in the grounds of Burgh Island Hotel Credit: ITV News

Controversial plans for 200 solar panels to be placed in the grounds of the Burgh Island Hotel have been approved.

The famous Devon hotel - loved by crime writer Agatha Christie - had to overcome considerable local opposition to gain planning permission.

Hotel bosses say the energy generated will be used to run the 85-year-old building.