This is an interesting site. Direct.gov.uk has information for people who are eligible for winter fuel payments this winter. Look carefully at who IS NOT eligible. I played around in this site quite a bit. The "green" movement is such a big issue in the EU. Apparently there was a record number of "excess" deaths last year due to the rising energy costs and the elderly not being able to afford to pay their heating bills.
If cap and trade passes, this is what we have to look forward to in the future.