Waste criminals locked behind bars

Two men have been arrested in London in connection with a nationwide waste crime investigation. The Environment Agency, the Metropolitan Police Service and Government Agency Intelligence Network apprehended a 29-year-old man and a 46-year-old man at their homes in Chelsea and Hampstead Heath. The men were arrested for questioning in relation to waste crime, fraud […]

Manchester anti-fracking protests ‘cost taxpayers £330,000’

Anti-fracking protests in Greater Manchester have cost taxpayers a staggering £330,000 so far and is rising. The figure was released by Greater Manchester Police as protests against IGas’ attempt to drill for shale gas in Barton Moss continue. Two women blocked the fracking site this morning to prevent the energy company’s trucks from going into […]

Frack-mate in Sussex

Cameras have been trained on the small village of Balcombe in Sussex since protestors converged there at the end of July, angry with plans to test for shale oil and gas in their backyards. ELN reporter Vicky Ellis visited the protestors’ campsite to find out what the frack was going on.

Fracking on! Cuadrilla denies drilling plans postponed

Fracking firm Cuadrilla has denied rumours it has postponed plans to drill at the Balcombe site in Sussex as protest against the company continues. Six people have so far been arrested today as they tried to prevent trucks with equipment from going into the site – bringing the total to 23 since Friday morning. Banners […]

Bobbies on the beat with electric cars

The West Midlands Police is leasing 30 new electric cars from Nissan for officers to use on trips around the beat. The force announced it will use the Leaf models for the next three years as ‘diary’ cars which go out on pre-arranged appointments with victims and other members of the public who have contacted […]

Police spent £46m on joint energy contracts

Britain’s police forces spent £46million on joint energy contracts last year, according to the National Audit Office. The government body’s latest report on police spending examined ways the 43 police forces in England and Wales had pooled resources, such as ordering uniform in bulk or teaming up on utility bills. In 2011-12, police forces spent […]

Confessions of an Energy Manager – George Barr

George Barr, Energy & Environment Officer for West Mercia Police gives his tips on how to be more energy efficient.

Suspected bomb found near Swedish nuclear plant

Security has reportedly been upped at all of Sweden’s nuclear power plants after a suspected explosive was found in a truck on its way to a Swedish nuclear plant yesterday. The plant’s operator Vattenfall confirmed the incident near the Ringhals power plant, which has four reactors and a total installed capacity of 3690MW. About 1500 […]

Energy Summit hijacked by climate protestors

ELN reports on the trouble outside the UK Energy Summit held in the City of London

Reporter’s Blog: Please, fancy dress protestors – don’t confuse the energy sector any more

Inside, E.ON’s chief Tony Cocker revealed he dislikes the phrase “Big Six”, while later, the head of EDF Energy Vincent de Rivaz insisted there isn’t a “cartel”. But that’s exactly what hundreds of protestors outside the Economist’s UK Energy Summit yesterday were complaining about. Some dressed up as Robin Hood, complete with Sherwood green tights […]