I think we all appreciate that our ageing energy infrastructure needs upgrading and it's going to come at a cost. As consumers that's out of our control but thinking about energy efficiency, upgrading to energy efficient lights, turning them off when you don't need them and being more in control of your energy is needed - now more than ever and that comes from us at home - no one else.
It is also worth starting to think about suitable technologies available and investigating government support available. We hope homeswithgreen.com money saving house can help in - it's a free to use tool.
Annual household energy bills could rise by more than £600 within seven years so power companies can keep the lights on. Sky News has learned the watchdog has written to the Treasury ahead of next week's budget to warn of rising costs. In a new forecast, consumer champion Which? has predicted energy companies will need to spend £118bn on new infrastructure between now and 2020.