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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.

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Solar power runs Met Office supercomputer

The largest supercomputer in the UK is now being run on solar power generated electricity. It requires the biggest array of roof top panels to be found in the West Country. It will generate enough power for 67 homes.

The computer it will power at the Met Office in Exeter predicts the effects of climate change. Weather bosses say it's a business decision but it comes after much criticism of the agency for its own carbon footprint. Seth Conway reports.