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Renewable energy course news: M&S abandons Bradford solar plans

Individuals who have carried out renewable energy courses in Bradford could be affected by an announcement from Marks & Spencer.

The retailer has abandoned plans to install solar panels throughout its distribution centre following government cuts to spending on environmentally-friendly projects.

However, according to Business Green, the company also revealed its intentions to sell increasing numbers of home energy improvements as part of the upcoming Green Deal.

Taking heed from Tesco and B&Q, the retailer has proposed to sell loft insulation in a bid to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle.

"We're interested. We already have an energy business -it's an economic opportunity and we're a commercial business," remarked Richard Gillies, Marks & Spencer's director of the Plan A sustainability scheme.

Last year, the government estimated that the Green Deal could create between 200,000 and 250,000 employment opportunities for people across a number of industries.

In addition, politicians predicted that 14 million of the country's 27 million homes may be fitted with eco-friendly improvements over the next ten years.ADNFCR-2585-ID-800617659-ADNFCR