“180 pensioners died every day as a result of cold conditions during the 2010-11 winter months in England and Wales,” says this article on Yahoo.com.
The annual ‘Excess winter mortality’ report estimates that some 21,800 people over the age of 65 died as a result of adverse conditions last winter. This was “on top of the average mortality rate for the same period of time.”
“Many of our poorest pensioners, families and disabled people, put their health at risk by having to choose between heating their homes or putting food on the table this winter,” said Audrey Gallacher, director of energy at Consumer Focus.
“Energy bills (are) almost double what they were five years ago,” she added.
Thanks to John Brown in Ardrossan, Scotland, for this link
And Obama says he will bankrupt our coal industry and cause electricity rates to soar: