New York announces $567m to help low income households pay off past energy bills

Utilities will be required to provide a one-time credit to customers on low incomes across the state, with the programme expected to benefit more than 327,000 people

BP agrees $7.8bn Deepwater Horizon settlement

BP has agreed to pay $7.8 billion (£4.9bn) to 110,000 businesses and individuals affected by the Gulf of Mexico disaster in April 2010. Despite this the US Department of Justice is expected to press ahead with its own $18 billion lawsuit against the British oil giant. BP reached the settlement for financial and and medical […]