Children reveal fears for future

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SCHOOLCHILDREN in Sheffield believe running out of energy is the biggest challenge of the future.

A study of children in the city between the ages of seven and 14 found 46 per cent believe ensuring the UK has enough energy should be the generation’s priority.

Research commissioned by British Gas’ Generation Green also found 42 per cent of youngsters think Prime Minister David Cameron will be able to solve the problem.

Of the teachers who took part, two-thirds said their pupils are just as or more interested in the future as they were when they were children.

Charles Breslin, regional director for British Gas in Yorkshire, said: “It’s inspiring to see how passionate children in Sheffield are about playing a role in solving the energy challenges of the future.”