The Scottish government has been urged to take steps to ensure people in the country are able to get cheap electricity and gas.
Holyrood's Energy and Tourism Committee said pressure needs to be put on energy suppliers to bring bills down, while it also recommended the establishment of a new 'one-stop shop' service to offer people information and advice.
Committee convener Murdo Fraser said up to 35 per cent of homes in Scotland may be in fuel poverty.
He added: "The lack of a clear message about what is available is preventing consumers getting the help they need to break free from fuel poverty."
Mr Murdo said a "proactive" approach is needed to help the most vulnerable households.
The report also noted the complexity of tariffs is another barrier to consumer confidence.
This echoes a recent survey by E.ON and Mumsnet, which found a third of mums do not understand the bills they receive.
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