Wednesday, 12 December 2012

HIGH ENERGY BILLS KILL OLD PEOPLE -- Update 19 May, 2017

DO ANY OF THE ELITE 
LIVE LIKE THAT?
Update 19 May, 2017 --
Mme May puts now the final nail in their coffin. She included in her election manifesto to cut Winter Fuel Payments which were up to £300 each winter, introduced by Labour. It includes mainly the rich which is agreeable but for the poorer pensioners she introduces a means-test and anyone can guess how it will end. The tenths of thousands of pensioners already died of hyperthermia despite Winter Fuel pay but energy tariffs multiplied they still had to keep their heating down. Apparently; it does not mean anything to Mme May and her Tory Party.

UPDATE: 8 Jan., 2016 - Every winter newspapers announce a severe spell of frost and warn the elderly to wrap-up warm instead going for Mr Cameron and the energy supplier to reduce the tariffs.  At least for the elderly so they are not scared to use heating. No matter how warm you wrap-up the cold gets through eventually.

UPDATE: 3 June,2015 -- During the winter 2014/15 the Guardian reported that 40,000 people died of hypothermia. It was the highest number for 15 years. Yet, the Government is still planning to cut £12billion off Welfare.

UPDATE:  2 February 2015 -- The Daily Express reported that during the winter 2013/14 which was  a mild winter 20,000 old people died of hypothermia.  How can this government and the big six energy provider live with themselves knowing their death is due to them? 


UPDATE: 15 Sept., 2014 -- So far we have not heard anything of the six major energy suppliers for another rise but it does not mean it will not come. The watchdog Ofgem has the power to fine them up  to 10 per cent which was exactly the amount the energy giants increased the bills. Why were they not using their power? It would have cut down the energy giants and gave them something to think about. As much as the public were revolting and complaining because they are up to their neck in hardship; PM David Cameron did nothing. Well, let's see what happen this winter now.

UPDATE:  19 August 2013  --  Winter is coming and the energy suppliers already announcing another rise. One suggested up to 10 per cent which was also the last rise in tariffs. People were already more than struggling before the last rise and the Government promised but did not intervene. After the last rise the poor had to balance between buying food and paying the bills. It is impossible to imagine what will happen if this rise goes through?



UPDATE:  27 February 2013 -- It had already been announced that there will be another rise in energy bills because they have to buy so much dearer from other countries. When they want to raise the tariffs they always find a good reason. 


As long as the government can blame somebody or something they feel righteous. This time it is the green energy policy which they blame increases the energy bills. No wait a minute shouldn’t green energy policies bring the bills down? The ugly wind turbines are not half as effective as it was promised. So why still invest in them. The solar panels are far cheaper to install and won’t ruin the landscape. The government wouldn’t blame or point at the high profit the energy giants making.

On Thursday the clever government released the statistics while everybody concentrated on the Leveson’s report. They certainly know how to fox us. In spite of the fact the people die more in the winter of cold, flu and other illnesses the statistic showed that in the last winter there were 24,000 more death because of cold.  Most of the deaths -19,500 – were over 75.

Since 1950s the number of dead were gradually reduced because of better medical care and heating. In the last winter it is increased again. It accounts for colder winter and higher energy cost which the elderly just can’t effort it.

According to Ofgem green subsidies and levies added four per cent to gas prices and 10 per cent to electricity. Subsidising the renewable energy such as wind turbines adds £21 a year. Subsidising insulation schemes adds £52. It was wrong from the government in the first place just to decide and add this cost on without asking the public. Apparently there supposed to be a democracy. Nobody wants the wind turbines and regarding the insulation so many people asking but all they get is an excuse for not to do it. Yet we have to pay £52 whether we get it or not. Where does that money go since the majority of the work is not carried out?

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Another cost is added on by the EU’s emission trading scheme. It forces power companies to buy permits to burn fossil fuels.

When confronting the government with all these unjust addition their reply is pensioners receive a winter fuel payment. This is not the answer to the problem giving back in winter fuel payments which were charged already on the energy bills. Therefore, it is not a great help to pensioners.

America put up huge solar panels which are far more effective and productive than wind farms. The same could put to encourage the public to install solar panels on top of their houses.

Whatever they decide it is high time they do something about these high energy prices. Whether they make the energy giants to cut their profits or go ahead with exploring the shale gas but a decision has to be made.  The subsidies making the landowners and the wind farm owners rich and again everybody is paying for it, even pensioners.

It seems this government finds all sorts of ways for their friends to fill their pocket while we, like sitting ducks, have to pay for it.

IT IS HIGH TIME THAT THE GOVERNMENT TREATS PENSIONERS WITH RESPECT NOT LIKE DEAD WOOD HOPING IT PERISH SOON. THESE PEOPLE GAVE EVERYTHING IN THE LAST WAR. THAT SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN AND THEY DESERVE EVERY COMFORT IN THEIR OLD AGE.



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