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Hypothermia has killed thousands, losses to the economy have soared into the billions, and the wintry spring has wrought mayhem on the roads, closed businesses and smashed power lines.
Why? Because instead of developing its vast natural gas resources to fuel gas-fired generators, Britain has been building wind turbines, which provide almost no electricity during frigid weather.
Frozen to death as fuel bills soar: Hypothermia cases among the elderly double in five years 1,876 patients treated for hypothermia in 2010/11 Hypothermia death toll within 30 days up from 135 to 260 Coincides with a surge in energy prices Industry analyst estimates 8 out of 10 households ration energy use Age UK says a quarter of all pensioners live in fuel poverty