The politics of energy - special report
From gas ring to power station, rarely has energy been a more a political topic.
Even though the price of your next energy bills may shock you, will you spend any time at all doing something about it?
North Dakota's oil boom has a valuable by-product: natural gas. But the pipelines to transport it do not yet exist, and nearly 30 per cent of gas produced is being burned away into the atmosphere.
Made famous by a high-profile anti-fracking protest camp last year, the Sussex village of Balcombe is now embarking on a renewable energy project that villagers say is promoting community cohesion.
Ofgem says a full investigation will "once and for all clear the air" over whether the "big six" are blocking competition in the energy market - and making customers pay more for gas and electricity.
SSE, one of the 'big six' energy firms, announces a price freeze for all customers until 2016. Last year its chief executive said a freeze would "lead to unsustainable loss-making businesses".
Energy regulator Ofgem says it is "tearing down barriers to competition" with new rules to benefit independent suppliers. But critics say the reforms will have little immediate benefit for consumers.
If you can't see pound signs in many councillors' eyes as the PM announces incentives for councils affected by shale gas drilling, then you're not looking hard enough.