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E.ON lobbied for stiff sentences against Kingsnorth activists, papers show

The UK chief executive of energy giant E.ON repeatedly lobbied the then-energy secretary Ed Miliband and others over the sentencing of activists disrupting the company’s power plants, warning that any failure to issue “dissuasive” sentences could “impact” upon investment decisions …

Government to give green light to mass exploration for shale gas, Chinese firm Huawei spends tens of thousands lobbying British politicians and student suicides rise during recession years

Government to give green light to mass exploration for shale gas

More than 60 per cent of the British countryside could be exploited for shale gas, government documents show, as ministers prepare to give the go-ahead for developing the country’s …

Lack of raids by Serious Fraud Office questioned

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has not conducted a single raid in the last financial year, according to statistics obtained by a law firm.

Based on search warrant applications, the SFO conducted no raids for the year to 31 March, …

Dozens of DECC staff use contract loophole to avoid tax payments

Dozens of staff members at the Department of Energy and Climate Change are avoiding paying the full rate of income tax by using a loophole in their employment contracts. Employment data provided following a Freedom of Information request by ClickGreen …

Decc and Defra staffed by energy industry, FoIA requests reveal

Energy firms like EDF Energy, npower and Centrica have been providing the government with employees to work on energy issues, free of charge, The Guardian reports.

Figures released after FoIA requests by Caroline Lucas, the Green party MP, show that …