National crackdown on lorry emissions cheats starts in Britain

Vehicles with the cheat devices could produce up to 20 times more dangerous emissions

Big Six supplier npower fined £2.4m over advanced meter failings

Ofgem said it failed to install nearly 4,000 advanced meters for business customers by the April 2014 deadline

Northumbrian Water fined £33k for three pollution incidents

It included a discharge of untreated sewage into Smithy Burn at Broomley

Thames Water to pay back £120m to customers for leak failures

Each customer will receive a total rebate of around £15 over the next two years

Car emissions cheats face £50k fine per vehicle in new crackdown

The new rules will be laid in Parliament before coming into force on 1st July 2018

SSE pays £1m for sending ‘misleading’ statements to customers

The Big Six supplier sent inaccurate information on the alternative cheaper tariff available to some prepayment customers

Russian energy giant Gazprom dodges EU fine in competition probe

The European Commission has instead imposed a set of legally binding obligations

Severn Trent fined £350k for hazardous chemical leak

The incident in November 2015 killed an estimated 30,000 fish

United Utilities fined £3,500 for highway safety breach

A water supplier has been ordered to pay £6,500, including costs, for breaching highway safety precautions in Cheshire. United Utilities Water pleaded guility for failing to ensure its works were adequately safeguarded, causing pedestrians to use a busy highway with passing traffic, to manoeuvre around the works. A street works inspector from Cheshire East Council […]

Ireland could face €1.68m fine over wind farm

Ireland is being taken back to the EU Court of Justice for not properly carrying out an environmental impact assessment for a wind farm. The European Commission is also requesting the Court to impose a minimum lump sum payment of €1.68 million (£1.47m) and a daily penalty of €12,264 (€10,738) if full compliance is not […]