Updated: Exxon fined millions over GHG reporting error
Oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil was fined more than €3 million in 2010 for failing to report 33,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has revealedThe fine, thought to be the largest of its kind in the UK, was ordered by SEPA in September 2010, but only came to light when the regulator published statistics on its enforcement record for 2010-2011
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.