Rhys Lowther builds a straw man argument by arguing that Green Party members think "rising fuel costs are good as it means there will be less usage of energy … regardless of the one in five families who have to choose between food and heating" (M Star February 1).
In reality the Green Party has been very outspoken about fuel poverty.
For example, a press release from October 2011 noted that the Big Six energy companies earned over £30 billion in profits over the previous five years.
"These vast profits from increased fossil fuel prices should be used to help those in fuel poverty," said Green Party environment spokeswoman Penny Kemp.
"By investing in energy efficiency and a renewable programme, we have the ability to create thousands of jobs."
Moreover, Green MP Caroline Lucas co-signed a letter to the Guardian in December 2011 criticising the government's inaction on fuel poverty.
Other co-signers of this letter included staff from Age UK, Beat the Cold, Unison and Save the Children.