Fixed £300 penalty for fly-tipping in Wales comes into force

The Welsh Government said more than 60% of fly-tipped waste comes from households

Government tightens up rules on electrical safety for landlords

They could face tough financial penalties if they fail to comply

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Three councils win €1.9m EU grant for energy projects

Funding will be used to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and domestic properties and install electric vehicle infrastructure

Welsh Government commits £50m to improve recycling

It will be consulting on new statutory guidance for councils and new regulations to require businesses to separate their waste in the way households do

UK firm wins contract to roll out lamppost EV chargers in London

It is part of Transport for London’s ambition to deliver 1,150 on-street charging points across the capital

UK Government proposes to have final say on fracking projects

It is consulting on the timings and criteria for including shale gas production sites in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime

London mayor expands group buying solar scheme

Eight further councils have signed up to Sadiq Khan’s ‘Solar Together’ initiative

Sadiq Khan to join London councils’ legal action against Heathrow expansion

He says the proposed plans for a third runway will have “significant environmental and noise impacts”

Illegal fly-tipping in Northern Ireland cost taxpayers £500k

A new report cites illegal dumping as one of the biggest environment concerns for households and the Irish landscape

UK councils light up with subsidy-free and ‘smart’ solar

The top 10 local authorities have invested around £80 million in solar projects