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Cornish ambitions could prompt interest in renewable energy courses

Renewable energy courses may be set for a surge in demand in Cornwall after an environmental group announced its proposals for green power generation in a town in the region.

Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (Wren) has revealed plans to use solar panels and other devices to generate 30 per cent of the town's electricity.

Speaking to BBC News, Wren spokesperson Stephen Frankel said he hopes the plan will bring economic benefits to the region, with an increase in demand for renewable energy courses being a potential consequence.

"We've some of the best sun and wind resources in the country, so we want to harness them for the good of the people of Wadebridge and neighbouring parishes," he was quoted as saying.

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