New Part L to come into force in April 2014

New Part L to come into force in April 2014

The long-awaited new version of Part L – the section of the Building Regulations focusing on energy efficiency – will come into force in April 2014, the government announced today.

E.On faces £3 million bill for lost CFLs

E.On faces £3 million bill for lost CFLs

Energy company E.On is facing a £3 million bill after admitting that thousands of compact fluorescent lamps that it was supposed to send out for free to UK households were actually sold in Ireland, while others may never have been distributed at all.

DOE invests $10m in lighting R&D

DOE invests $10m in lighting R&D

The US Department of Energy is investing $10 million in five R&D projects to support innovation in LED and OLED manufacturing.

Insolvent Hess to quit stock exchange

Insolvent Hess to quit stock exchange

German architectural luminaire maker Hess has begun insolvency proceedings in the German courts.

The outdoor lighting specialist has also applied to leave the Frankfurt stock market after a humiliating fall from grace in which company profits were allegedly overstated to ensure a successful flotation last October.

Broke Hess 'can't afford' shareholder meeting

Broke Hess 'can't afford' shareholder meeting

Humiliated German light fitting maker Hess won't be holding an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting to discuss the financial situation at the company – because it can’t afford to.