The lack of transparency of energy suppliers' finances has been highlighted again with the news that ScottishPower's chair was paid a £6 million bonus months before the company's price hike.
Consumers might not fully trust energy suppliers because of the way the energy market has evolved, Consumer Focus has argued.
Poor understanding of good customer service and widespread confusion about the billing process is why many customers do not trust energy suppliers, according to Consumer Focus.
Researchers at Loughborough University will be looking into discovering high-tech methods to lower bills for domestic energy users.
Energy comparison customers could be given another incentive to make their homes more energy efficient, but this time it would be a decidedly stick, rather than carrot, approach.
Consumers in Scotland who wish to compare gas prices might be interested to hear that the government is working with ScottishPower to boost energy efficiency in the country.
Those wanting to compare energy tariffs to get the best deal might be surprised to hear that characters from EastEnders have been named the greenest people in soapland.
Householders wanting to get their hands on a cheap electricity supply could think about adding solar panels to their homes.
Customers who thought they were signing up to the best cheap energy deals last year appear to be hardest hit by ScottishPower's price hike.
Domestic customers who need to find ways of getting cheap gas and electricity bills should replace their old boiler with an energy efficient one.
Scotland's goal to derive 100 per cent of its cheap electricity needs from green sources could see consumers' bills double within ten years.
Switching the lights off at home is one way householders are guaranteed to receive a cheap energy bill.
More education should be made available for cheap energy customers to improve their properties and make them more energy efficient.
The debate around the future of energy should stop focusing on energy suppliers as the "bad guys" and consumers as the "good guys"
MPs have criticised an energy supplier's lack of transparency around its finances.
Householders could benefit from plans to turn rubbish and waste into a cheap energy supply through anaerobic digestion.
Government plans to cut red tape for smaller energy suppliers and therefore boost their chances of getting into the energy market do not go far enough, according to Which?.
Homeowners living in rural areas may be able to switch energy tariffs to save some money.
School children in Somerset have been awarded £10,000 for their plans to develop a green energy project.
Concerns about the impact of price rises implemented by the Big Six energy suppliers are rife among UK consumers, research has found.
More than half a million households in Britain could receive their cheap electricity from wind farms operated by ScottishPower Renewables.
Families who would like to receive cheap gas and electricity bills should check to see whether they are eligible for any winter benefits.
In order to keep the supply of cheap electricity smooth for domestic and business energy customers, wind farms in the UK could be closed down for just over a month each year.
Domestic energy customers have been urged to discourage energy suppliers from putting up their prices by comparing energy deals from rival providers.
Government plans to help smaller energy suppliers could see consumers benefiting from lower gas and electricity bills as a result.
Householders requiring cheap electricity in Wales have been urged to shop around and compare energy prices from other suppliers.