Energy firm EON UK, which is owned by German power giant EON, apologised after one of its senior executives joked that a harsh winter would mean "more money for us".
He joked about something that was entirely true? I don't understand why all the news media have blithely accepted that it was a joke. This wasn't Ratner making a tongue-in-cheek remark that might have had true words hiding behind the jest; this was just a reasonably fair reflection of what this person really thinks.
If it really was a joke, can anyone explain how a harsh winter won't mean more money for EON and the other private energy firms?