Residents in Kent may soon have the opportunity to switch gas and electricity suppliers with news that a prison in the county may host a wind farm.
Energy suppliers in the UK should be offering lower consumer rates that are more closely correlated with current wholesale costs, according to a new report.
The government is looking to compare energy plans in relation to new ways in which power plants connect to the grid, with several alternatives being considered.
Despite the cheap energy advantages of efficient light bulbs, some homeowners are bulk-buying conventional bulbs before they are phased out from September.
People looking to reduce prices from energy suppliers could be interested in a new IT product registry that assesses the environmental ratings of computer equipment.
A fund set up by major energy supplier British Gas is designed to encourage people to pursue more efficient domestic habits and is still available to the public.
The Conservatives have said the government has spent more money on the coal industry than it has on marine renewables, so homeowners could be less able to compare energy sources.
Most young people aged between 18 and 24 are unable to identify which household appliances could help reduce prices from energy suppliers, a new survey suggests.
Efforts to roll out digital displays for smart meters in the coming years to give homeowners better access to cheap energy are being blocked by energy companies, according to the Times.
Homeowners keen to switch energy companies in pursuit of cheaper rates could also consider installing an energy-efficient condensing boiler, reports the Chester Chronicle.
Oxford city council could become the first in England and Wales to host a commercial wind turbine on public sector land and enable locals to switch energy firms.
Pubs planning to switch energy companies could also benefit from interest free efficiency loans being made available by the Carbon Trust.
People looking to compare energy bills and pursue more efficient living could find inspiration in an eco-home set up by a couple in Kirby Bedon near Norwich.
Business energy and domestic needs alike could depend on the development of smart grids to help distribute power throughout the UK in the coming years.
Housing developers looking to compare energy sources and switch to something cleaner could get a poor energy performance certificate (EPC) if the technology is unrecognised.
Consumers could find they save money from energy suppliers' bills when conventional European Union light bulb imports are banned from September.
Major energy company EDF is backing proposals to impose floor prices on new coal and gas-fired power stations that may deliver cheap energy rates.
A study into the potential role of clean electricity in tackling high prices from energy suppliers and reducing fuel poverty could encourage people looking for cheap energy rates.
Residents in the north-east may soon find they can switch energy providers more effectively as a wind company has won financial backing from a venture capitalist firm.