Companies fined for sewage leak killing fish

A £60k fine was given out after more than 2,400 fish were killed

Vestas admits hackers leaked its stolen data

The Danish group said the leaked data was concerned with ‘internal matters’

Energy industry ‘most-hit’ for mobile phishing attacks

A new report found that the number of attacks rose by 161% in the last year

Cambridge academic energy fraudster pocketed £1m of green grants

Dr Ehsan Abdi-Jalebi has been jailed for four years following a National Crime Agency investigation

Serious pollution incidents across England down 18%

The Environment Agency has stopped an average of more than two illegal waste sites every day in the last year

Crimestoppers calls on public for more help stopping energy theft

Energy theft across the country adds around £20 to the average household’s gas and power bills annually

Cyber-threats ‘to become more frequent and destructive’

Accenture suggests perpetrators are largely looking to disrupt business operations, make money or conduct espionage

‘More than a third of public unaware of energy theft dangers’

Knowledge about potential risks is particularly low between 18-24 year olds

Energy criminals get cuffed after almost 2,000 tip-offs

An anonymous tip-off service for the public to report energy crime received almost 2000 pieces of information in 2017. Crimestopper’s Stay Energy Safe initiative allows people to ring in and bring attention to issues such as electricity theft, meter tampering or dangerous wiring. It aims to help avoid the financial losses and safety risks that […]

Tip-off service sees energy crime reports double

A campaign from Crimestoppers has seen the number of energy crimes being reported double in the last six months. Since the ‘stayenergysafe’ service was launched a year ago, the independent charity has received more than 2,000 pieces of information on illegal activities such as stealing power, tampering with meters and installing dangerous equipment. The anonymous […]