Leeds waste fraudster’s jail term extended by nine years

Terry Soloman Dugbo is currently serving a record seven years and six months in jail after defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry of £2.2m in 2016

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Vattenfall wins first power distribution network contract in the UK

It will own and operate the new network under an agreement with Helvellyn Group

Leeds fraudster given longest prison sentence for environmental crime

He is serving seven years and six months in prison and has also been ordered to pay back more than £1.3m

French utility ENGIE announces Smart acquisition in the UK

Smart Buildings Ltd develops technologies and services that allows businesses to control their portfolio of commercial buildings

Leeds leads the way with on-the-go recycling

A new city-wide campaign aims to improve the quantity and quality of rubbish collected

Plastic bottles can pay for parking In Leeds

Each 500ml bottle equates to a 20p discount on the cost of parking

Retailers and packaging firms to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling in Leeds pilot

The trial will last for six months and will include the installation of new facilities and engaging communication activities

Leeds hots up with new £35m district heating project

The project is expected to deliver savings of between 10% to 25% per year on energy bills as well as reduce carbon emissions

Leeds to trial vehicle tech that switches to electric engines in polluted areas

Leeds City Council is to trial a smart technology in vehicles that triggers engines to switch to zero emission in heavily polluted areas. Cenex said a consortium of automotive innovators, co-ordinated by intelligent mobility experts, Transport Systems Catapult, will collaborate to capture real-time air quality readings to make the switch. The project aims to offer […]

New facility to work towards UK hydrogen gas grid

The North of England’s gas distributor has launched a new facility to support converting the gas grid to hydrogen. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has officially launched its H21 Project Office in Leeds, which it hopes will help establish the city and wider region as the UK’s centre of excellence for hydrogen energy. The office will […]