“Sectors such as heat are difficult to decarbonise, and the importance of the gas networks to the UK’s current energy supply means projects like this are crucial if we are to deliver low carbon energy, reliably and safely to all consumers.” … [Read more...] about Scottish homes to be first in world to use 100% green hydrogen
The decision to pull out of Virunga national park follows legal mediation in London last week with WWF, but Soco is believed to have ultimately bowed to pressure from the British government, Unesco and high-profile individuals including Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and US financier Howard Buffett. All condemned oil exploration in what is considered one of the world's most volatile regions. Leading conservation groups collected the signatures of more than 700,000 people. … [Read more...] about Soco halts oil exploration in Africa’s Virunga national park
It comes the same year the government laid out plans for gas boilers to be ditched from homes or upgraded by 2050 to cut the amount of greenhouse gases being pumped into the atmosphere. … [Read more...] about Boiler breakdowns expected to affect 200,000 homes in winter
Have a disability or be in receipt of pension premium Have a child who is disabled Be in receipt of child tax credit that includes a disability or severe disability element Have a severe or enhanced disability premium Be in receipt of a limited capability for work amount Have a child under five living with you Regardless of employment, Universal Credit claimants are eligible if they have a disabled child amount in their claim. … [Read more...] about What is the cold weather payment and who is eligible in the UK?
Roughly 50,000 men in the UK each year are diagnosed with cancer of the prostate – a gland found just below the bladder. Eight in ten survive a decade or more. Pictured: Stock image … [Read more...] about Pioneering drug that hits prostate cancer’s weak spot gives hope to men with the incurable disease