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British Gas kicks off first national Smart Meter Challenge

British Gas kicks off first national Smart Meter Challenge

22 August 2014

Categories:
Smart Metering
Innovation

  • 15 homes challenge themselves to be more energy efficient using smart meter technology
  • The Futures Company and British Gas have designed the challenge to discover attitudes and expectations around energy use, the impact of a 'digital detox', and explore how smart meters can help control energy use

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Toyota harvest solar energy to power UK engine production

Toyota harvest solar energy to power UK engine production

21 August 2014

  • Toyota UK switch on almost 13,000 solar panels today (21 August) to power the car manufacturer’s Deeside factory in North Wales.
  • The solar array, designed and installed by British Gas, can produce up to 3,475,000 kWh a year – enough electricity to build up to 22,500 engines.
  • Toyota’s solar “array”* has the potential to save over 1,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year, underlining company’s position as a leader in the use of renewable energy.
  • Official switch-on performed today by Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Minister for Economy, Science and Transport.

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British Gas partners with Abingdon and Witney College to recruit ten new customer service apprentices in Oxford

British Gas partners with Abingdon and Witney College to recruit ten new customer service apprentices in Oxford

18 August 2014

Categories:
Business services

  • British Gas Business creates 10 further apprenticeships at its Oxford office
  • British Gas partners with Abingdon and Witney College to help recruit local people into the new roles
  • The new recruits will follow in the footsteps of 22 others who are in the process of or have completed apprenticeships
  • British Gas currently has 1,200 apprentices enrolled on training programmes across the country

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Apprenticeships on the rise - now considered by almost half of school leavers

Apprenticeships on the rise - now considered by almost half of school leavers

12 August 2014

Categories:
Apprentices & training
Skills

  • New study reveals that almost half (41%) of young people awaiting exam results have considered an apprenticeship as an alternative to a university education
  • The ability to ‘earn while you learn’ is the main reason for pursuing this route by almost half of respondents (45%)
  • Skills Minister Nick Boles welcomes the new research as evidence that apprenticeships are a serious option for school-leavers deciding their future
  • British Gas is training 1,200 apprentices and is investing at least £14m in apprenticeships this year

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