That, combined with a freezing winter, means a number of people are now dealing with some of their biggest ever energy bills.
However, as well as making a switch of provider, consumers also have the option of investing in smart meters, which are said by the newspaper to have an effect on the way fuel is used.
Smart meters make it easier to track how much energy is being consumed and in which areas, so putting an end to high consumption zones could be easier.
Zoe McLeod, energy expert at Consumer Focus, this week urged Britons to shop around and compare electricity prices before signing up for a new deal.
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