Six men jailed over £17m solar panels scam

They targeted 1,500 elderly, retired and vulnerable people over more than two years

Ofgem: Potential £2.5m cost of suspected RHI fraud case

Ofgem has confirmed it is investigating three cases of suspected fraud related to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Northern Ireland. The values range from £48,000 to £350,000 while the third could potentially be worth around £2.5 million. The information was provided in response to a freedom of information request. Under the RHI scheme, […]

Fraudulent waste boss gets seven years in the bin

A Leeds waste operator has been jailed for seven and a half years for defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry out of £2.2 million. Terence Solomon Dugbo was given the record sentence for such a crime, after a major investigation into his company TLC Recycling Limited. Dugbo falsely claimed the firm had recycled more than […]

World bank bans Chinese power firm

The World Bank Group has banned a power engineering firm from trading for 18 months. The firm has been accused of involvement in fraudulent practices relating to the World Bank-financed Electricity Sector Development Project in Uganda and Second Transmission and Distribution Project in Vietnam. Shandong Taikai Power Engineering Company misrepresented its prior project experience by […]

Six people charged with £63m biofuel fraud in US

Six people and three companies in the US have been charged with defrauding investors, customers and the government out of $100 million (£63 million) by exploiting a tax incentive offering credits for biofuel. Four men from Indiana-based E-biofuels and two more from Caravan Trading Co and CIMA Green in New Jersey face 88 charges between […]

Warning against Green Deal conmen

Conmen have been knocking on people’s doors claiming they are linked with the Green Deal energy efficiency scheme to try and prise money from unwary homeowners. Doorstep fraudsters in parts of Wales have been asking for an “administration fee” to undertake various tasks on behalf of the householder and claiming that the improvements will be […]

Former energy procurement manager jailed for £2m fraud

The former head of energy procurement for Kent County Council (KCC) was this week given a seven year prison sentence for fraud. Ross Knowles, 42 of Allington was sentenced at the Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday for siphoning off around £2million, according to reports, by secretly negotiating extra fees with an energy supplier. The supplier […]

Impact of emissions trading fraud still felt

The legal impact of the emissions trading fraud uncovered earlier this year is still being felt. According to Graham Stuart from Baker & McKenzie, firms are struggling in the aftermath of cyber attacks on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Chairing a session at The Carbon Show in London today, he spoke about firms who innocently […]