Cities should become energy suppliers to help drive down bills and tackle the dominance of the "Big Six", a report has suggested.
More than three quarters of bill-payers living in rented accommodation have never switched energy supplier, a poll has found.
Energy companies are receiving record numbers of customer complaints, the Energy Ombudsman has revealed.
Switching gas and electricity suppliers will be made much quicker under new rules coming into force by the end of the year.
Around 10% of families in England struggle to pay their gas and electricity bills, according to official data.
A massive chunk of Scotland's electricity needs could be provided by putting up solar panels on a quarter of a million roofs, new research suggests.
Energy supplier E.ON is to pay a record £12 million to vulnerable customers after an investigation found it broke energy sales rules over a three-year period.
New rules to improve energy efficiency of poor households to a decent standard by 2030 have been set out by the Government.
The closure of a scheme which pays householders for installing energy saving measures could have left consumers out of pocket, it has been warned.
Ministers are not doing enough to help local communities save energy and produce their own power, according to a new report.
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