CMA investigates Veolia/Suez merger

It believes the merger could create a loss of competition and hike in costs for waste management services

Vestas admits hackers leaked its stolen data

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

Hackers attack wind turbine manufacturer Vestas

The wind turbine giant was forced to shut down its IT systems across various business units

Ofgem consults on PayPoint’s commitments offered in energy prepayment market

The regulator had launched an investigation in August 2017 to examine whether PayPoint had abused a dominant position by using exclusivity clauses in its contracts with energy suppliers and retailers

CMA launches investigation into supply of EV chargers on or near motorways

It is probing suspected breaches of competition law relating to the long term exclusive arrangements entered into by the Electric Highway Company – recently bought by GRIDSERVE – and Ecotricity Group

EU launches investigation into power exchange EPEX SPOT

The investigation will focus on intraday trading services in at least six member states – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

EU investigates PPC’s behaviour in Greek wholesale electricity sector

The Commission said it is concerned Public Power Corporation may have restricted competition in the Greek wholesale electricity markets with its bidding

Competition watchdog to investigate if ‘eco-friendly’ claims are misleading

The CMA is concerned the surge in demand for green products and services could incentivise some businesses to make misleading, vague or false claims about the environmental impacts of their products

EU investigates Belgian electricity capacity scheme

The Commission is concerned the measure may discriminate against certain technologies, like renewable capacity, or unfairly limit participation of cross-border capacity

EU investigates €95m Polish aid for LG Chem’s EV battery plant expansion

In 2017, the company decided to invest more than €1bn in the production capacity of EV batteries at its existing plant in the Dolnoślaskie region of Poland