YouGov has spoken. 68% of the public on average, including 52% of Conservatives, want energy companies run in the public sector. If affordable, secure and low carbon energy is the aim, then this week’s shambles includes: Big Six energy firms accused of profiteering, after their profits per customer last year rose by 77% – from £30 in 2011 to £53 per household. The European Commission’s head of energy research telling MEPs yesterday that there was “no business case for carbon capture technology in Europe today” because of the collapse in the market price of carbon. RWE cancelling a £4bn wind turbine project in the Bristol Channel because the economics do not stack up. And reports that fuel poverty levels and Excess Winter Deaths are lower in Sweden despite they have much longer, colder winters.