EU Member States approve new rules to curb waste

They will introduce specific measures to prioritise prevention, reuse and recycling instead of landfill or incineration

Energy price cap introduced: Industry responds

The UK Government has introduced new legislation to cap energy prices and help consumers save money. The move will allow regulator Ofgem to cap prices until 2020, protecting 11 million households across the UK, who are currently on a standard variable tariff (SVT) or other default deals. Urgently needed Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, […]

UK Government launches bill to cap energy prices

New legislation to cap energy prices and help consumers save money is being introduced to Parliament today. The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) will allow Ofgem to cap energy tariffs until 2020, protecting 11 million households across the UK, who are currently on a standard variable or other default tariffs. The cap, which could […]

A fifth of commercial energy efficiency standards fall

A fifth of commercial properties’ energy efficiency standards have fallen ahead of new legislation arriving in April. Software firm arbnco says around 20% of commercial real estate, worth a total of £130.7 billion, has fallen into a lower Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) category ahead of the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). These will […]

Scotland to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032

The Scottish Government has said it will take action to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032. The move comes as part of a wider set of priorities for the next year to ensure the country is “seizing the opportunities of the low carbon revolution”. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said tackling climate change was […]

Energy efficiency rules could devalue property

New energy efficiency rules could devalue nearly a fifth of commercial properties. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which require properties to get a minimum “E” rating, mean 19% of shops, offices and warehouses could become legally uninhabitable and fall in value by up to 10%. The new legislation could wipe as much as £16.54 billion from the […]

At last your chance to learn the ELN way!

Today I’m delighted to say we are launching a new service to help you understand energy better. Energy Live Learning is our unique platform that will allow you to learn in an informative and time saving manner. You can access the site from our main menu at anytime. As you know we at ELN believe […]

Polluting firms could be taken to court

Company directors could be taken to court if they don’t take into account risks associated with climate change. Under a new law, supported by Prince Charles, directors and pension fund trustees could be held liable for contributing to climate change or not reasonably managing the risks associated with it. They could also be in trouble for misleading investors about the […]

Company fined £500 for waste offence

A waste firm has been fined £500 for breaching pollution laws in Northern Ireland. Biffa Waste Services pleaded guilty to exceeding the limits of its permit. It failed to comply with the conditions for the prevention of pollution to surface water. It was ordered to pay £303.07 in costs at Belfast Magistrates’ Court yesterday. On […]

UK firm fined £18k for illegal waste storage

A Hertfordshire company has been fined £18,000 after pleading guilty to illegally storing waste. Eastside 2000 Limited (E2L) was ordered to pay £7,732.75 in costs as well as a £120 victim surcharge by the Hereford Magistrates’ Court. The offence took place at a site off Fordshill Road in Hereford. The charges were brought by the Environment […]