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Brendon O'Neill

Brendon O'Neill Brendon O’Neill is a Canstar Blue journalist covering all aspects of the energy industry, from generation to legislation and everything in between. With a particular focus on energy retail, he’s passionate about helping Australian consumers better-navigate their energy options and find a better deal.



Canberra (ACT) Electricity Guide

Canberra (ACT) Electricity Guide

Posted by March 19th 2020

Canberra does things a little differently to other parts of Australia when it comes to power. For starters, electricity prices are regulated – which means the government determines exactly what you pay (fitting for a …


Energy Plans for Seniors & Pensioners Compared

Energy Plans for Seniors & Pensioners

Posted by February 19th 2020

As a senior or pensioner, you may be entitled to specific energy deals that can help keep costs down. Consider providers, plans and deals at Canstar Blue.


read your power bill

How to read your power bills

Posted by February 12th 2020

After receiving an electricity bill, most of us simply look at what we owe and begrudgingly pay up. But there’s plenty of useful information on your bill that can help you save, so it’s worth …


Carbon Neutral Energy: What is it and who offers it?

Posted by March 10th 2020

Aussies are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, leading many of us to look for simple ways to reduce our carbon footprint. A number of electricity retailers have stepped up to the plate to offer ‘carbon neutral’ …


Origin Energy Solar Review & Guide

Posted by March 4th 2020

Whether you’re a solar novice thinking about installing panels for the first time, or a seasoned pro shopping around for the best deal to help maximise your investment, it’s natural that you’ll consider Origin Energy …



Megajoules (MJ): Gas usage and costs explained

Posted by March 13th 2020

If you have natural gas at your property, then you have probably noticed there are a lot of numbers on your bill followed by ‘MJ’. But what does that even mean? In this article, Canstar …


Solar feed-in tariffs Compared

A comparison of solar feed-in tariffs

Posted by March 4th 2020

A guide to finding the best deal on solar. Canstar Blue compares feed-in tariffs from Australia’s leading energy retailers.


Electricity Costs per kWh

Average Electricity Costs per kWh

Posted by January 31st 2020

Canstar Blue has calculated and compared the average kWh price of electricity in NSW, QLD, VIC and SA. See how your state compares.