From the Guardian:
The director general of Age Concern, Gordon Lishman, said: "Energy efficiency measures are a key part of the long-term solution to fuel poverty, but problems with the schemes the government are using to reach low-income households are leaving many without the help they need." The government must also recognise that energy efficiency measures alone will not solve fuel poverty."From the BBC:
An executive at energy firm E.On has sparked anger after saying that the continued high gas and electricity prices would mean "more money for us".From the Independent:
"Mervyn Kohler, special adviser at Help the Aged, said: This is a flimsy and failing package which does little to help older people struggling to cope with soaring fuel bills. The statement simply lacks energy. "If the Government wants to meet its legal obligations to eradicate fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions, ministers are going to have to deliver a lot more than this. "Enhancing home insulation is a step in the right direction, but older people need help right now as the winter months approach. "Individual changes which have been flagged by the Prime Minister are sensible and move in the right direction, but they are too little, too modest and will take too long to address the urgent plight of many pensioners today."This package amounts to some of the most disgusting spin I've ever seen. We need to get rid of these cheating idiots now.