News articles for August 2012

  • Public reminded of CO dangers

    Public reminded of CO dangers

    17th August 2012

    Firefighters have reminded householders and holidaymakers to stay alert to the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) this summer, following a spate of recent incidents.

  • Lords question Energy Bill viability

    Lords question Energy Bill viability

    17th August 2012

    The government’s flagship Energy Bill has come in for criticism from a House of Lords panel, which has questioned whether the legislation can achieve its aims.

  • Apple television could turn into new set-top box

    Apple television could turn into new set-top box

    16th August 2012

    Reports have suggested that Apple could have shelved plans to bring out its own television in favour joining with US cable companies to produce a set-top box.

  • Aga hopes to break into Chinese market

    Aga hopes to break into Chinese market

    15th August 2012

    Cooker manufacturer Aga Rangemaster has made its products available in China for the first time.

  • Landlord handed suspended sentence

    Landlord handed suspended sentence

    15th August 2012

    A landlord from south London has been given a suspended prison sentence after tenants living at a flat he rented out were hospitalised with carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • New EU e-waste rules come into force

    New EU e-waste rules come into force

    14th August 2012

    Tough new EU rules governing how items of electronic waste can be disposed of have come into force.

  • Scottish fuel poverty ‘on the rise’

    Scottish fuel poverty ‘on the rise’

    14th August 2012

    An official report has indicated that fuel poverty could be on the increase in Scotland, amid growing concern about the impact of rising energy bills.

  • Wind farm to power Welsh homes

    Wind farm to power Welsh homes

    13th August 2012

    Just under one-third of homes in Wales are set to be powered by wind energy as a result of a major new project, it has been announced.

  • Green energy target realistic, says report

    Green energy target realistic, says report

    10th August 2012

    A new study has suggested that the Scottish government’s plans to generate the country’s entire energy supply from renewable sources are feasible.

  • Energy prices could rise before the end of the year

    Energy prices could rise before the end of the year

    10th August 2012

    The Bank of England has warned that energy prices could rise for some consumers before the end of the year, increasing pressure on already-stretched household finances.