Npower has become the first of the Big Six energy suppliers to promise that its staff will not try to sell products or services while there are fitting smart meters in cheap energy customers' homes.
The north of England is leading the way in terms of green electricity and gas installation projects, according to new research.
A government minister has warned the Big Six energy suppliers that they could fall short of targets to install energy efficiency measures in domestic energy customers' homes.
Residents who are hoping to avoid shelling out more for heating their home this winter could do well to compare energy prices online and switch gas and electricity deals for cheaper options.
Energy suppliers have been criticised by a group of campaigners for hiking the price of cheap gas and electricity deals.
With two of the Big Six energy suppliers' price hikes coming into effect this week, consumers might be temped to compare energy offerings from other companies and switch gas and electricity tariffs.
More people could be struggling to pay their bills because they have not yet carried out an energy comparison to switch gas or electricity tariffs.
Consumers looking for the best gas and electricity prices might be interested to hear that building work on a 'smart' energy research centre has started.
Installing carbon reduction software can help businesses become more energy efficient, an environmental group for companies has said.
Energy secretary Chris Huhne has urged the UK's biggest energy suppliers to increase their home insulation provision ahead of the winter.
Consumer Focus has praised cheap energy provider EDF for becoming the third of the UK's largest energy suppliers to suspend doorstep selling.
First Minister Alex Salmond has insisted renewable energy developments such as wind farms will reduce energy bills in the long run.
Gas and electricity customers don't have enough information about switching to green energy suppliers, Renewable UK has said.
Cheap energy options in the UK could increase in the future as energy suppliers benefit from developments in the country's oil and gas sector.
npower has said that major changes in energy consumption are necessary to manage potential increases in energy bills.
An MSP has said that people in Scotland are finding it difficult to pay their energy bills.