London narrowly avoids EU air quality fine

London has narrowly avoided a huge fine for breaching EU rules on air pollution. A letter from the European Commission, released by Defra through a Freedom of Information request, revealed the near miss.Campaigners worry the UK could still have to pay millions if London fails air quality levels again. EU laws restrict two types of […]

Fuel poverty "set to soar"

Fuel poverty is “set to soar” and could be made even worse by rising energy bills, a consumer group has warned.Consumer Focus says that Government fuel poverty figures could be even higher after customers have to deal with energy companies’ price hikes. Yesterday DECC released figures that suggested a fifth of UK households – 5.5 […]

Vandals behind electricity substation blast

Electricity supply company Central Networks has revealed that its investigators believe vandals were to blame for an explosion at a Nottingham substation that caused thousands of pounds of damage and the loss of supply to over 1,000 customers. Some local people had to be evacuated after the explosion at the substation in Papplewick, near Hucknall, […]