Smart meter
Ofgem threatens Avro Energy with new customers ban

The supplier has failed to become a Data Communications Company user to help drive the installation of next generation SMETS2 smart meters

Glastonbury Festival says no to selling plastic bottles

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Glastonbury Festival bans single-use plastic bottle sales

Those attending the music festival are being encouraged to bring reusable bottles

Energy firm Solarplicity banned from taking on new customers

The ban will remain in place for three months, which could be extended if the company fails to make improvements

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Ofgem bans Economy Energy for poor customer service

The firm will not be able to take on new customers until a number of issues have been resolved

EU Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics

The throwaway plastics to be banned from 2021 include straws, cutlery, plates, balloon sticks and cotton buds

The Muswell Hill Moment: 2040 petrol and diesel ban

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Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England in a year

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation on the proposals

Half marathon in London bans plastic bottles

Runners at Harrow Half Marathon will instead be given edible biodegradable water sachets made from seaweed

Mexico’s President-elect promises to ban fracking

Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the country would no longer use the method to extract oil and gas supplies