Energy is a topic that's seldom out of the headlines. Whether it is rising prices, uncertainty over the sourcing of fossil fuels, discussions about onshore wind turbines, plans to change the structure for solar subsidies or the likelihood of power cuts, hardly a day goes by when energy is not the focus of at least one major news story.
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband's laughably naïve announcement that, if elected, he would freeze energy prices for twenty months from the date of his election makes you wonder if these seat-of-the-pants, counter-punch 'policies' have been properly considered or professionally researched and analysed.
Some blame the 'greedy profiteering energy fat cats'. Some have even blamed consumers for not helping themselves when it comes to cutting back on their energy use or finding the best energy deals that are out there. The truth of course is that no one group is right. The real truth is our energy market is fundamentally failing.