SmartCompany reports that, following payment of a $10,800 infringment notice issued by the ACCC to Felton Grimwade & Bosisto’s Pty Ltd, “The company told SmartCompany in a statement it “stand[s] by our product and dispute[s] the allegations in the infringement notice.  The ACCC’s investigation and findings are based on a test method which is yet to be independently verified,” the company said, while declining to comment further.”  The ACCC had reason to believe the company’s claim that its tea tree oil was 100% pure, was false.

United States

Pacific Gas & Electric – Aug 2015

After being fined $300M by the California Public Utilities Commission in connection with the gas pipeline explosion that killed residents of San Bruno, California, and destroyed homes, PG&E issued this statement.  It includes the following:

When the CPUC announced its decision on April 9, PG&E chose to move forward without an appeal. The payment to the state’s General Fund is due Oct. 6. The company recently completed the sale of additional stock necessary to fund the payment.

“We want our customers and their families to know that all of us at PG&E have committed ourselves to a goal of transforming this company into the safest and most reliable energy provider in America. We’ve made tremendous progress, but we have more to do and we are committed to doing it right,” PG&E Corporation Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said.