Labour leader Ed Miliband's green cheap energy targets are unlikely to be met unless the Department of Energy and Climate Change adopts a "greater sense of urgency and purpose".
Customers of energy suppliers Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) will face rising fuel prices from tomorrow.
Consumers who want to compare energy to find the best deal this winter might be interested to hear that households in Scotland have become more energy efficient in the last two years.
Over a quarter (26 per cent) of Welsh households did not have access to enough cheap energy in 2008 and were estimated to be fuel poor, according to new government figures.
The vulnerability of older people during the winter months means more could become seriously ill without access to cheap energy deals.
Britain must invest in a range of products to deliver its cheap energy needs, Ofgem's chief executive has insisted.
Energy comparison customers who are trying to save money this Christmas could use eco practices to reduce household bills.
Prospective homeowners who are after cheap energy deals could do worse than investing in a sustainable property, according to Frank Knight.