High energy bills may top the political agenda in the UK, but households all over Europe are feeling the squeeze.
Since 2010, both gas and electricity prices have risen markedly, largely due to rises in wholesale prices on the back of the tentative global economic recovery and expectations of higher demand.
Electricity prices fell in the first half of the year, but this was simply a case of energy suppliers cutting prices after large increases in January.
The dip in gas prices has lasted longer, but even they are on the up again.
Energy bills: Who pays the most in Europe?