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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.


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9 Ways to Save on Electricity Costs

Posted by April 2nd 2019

Reduce your electricity usage and save. Canstar Blue has 9 simple tips to help reduce your next electricity bill.


EnergyAustralia ‘No Frills’ Explained

Posted by April 8th 2019

EnergyAustralia's No Frills product does away with all conditional discounts and instead opts for fixed low rates. In some cases, the energy plan works out cheaper than other EnergyAustralia products that still come with large discounts. EnergyAustralia …


Canberra (ACT) Electricity Guide

Posted by April 17th 2019

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

Posted by April 17th 2019

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.


Compare Natural Gas Prices in Victoria

Posted by March 26th 2019

Find the cheapest natural gas supplier in Victoria using Canstar Blue’s guide. We calculate gas retailer prices to show you how to save.


Compare Natural Gas Prices in NSW

Posted by April 17th 2019

New South Wales has more than 1.3 million natural gas customers, and if you’re one of them, you’ve probably noticed that gas isn’t as cheap as it was just a few years ago. Finding a …


Can you power your swimming pool with solar?

Posted by April 17th 2019

Owning a backyard pool is an Aussie dream, albeit an expensive one. Installation and purchase costs aside, a typical in-ground pool can account for 17% of a home’s electricity usage, potentially adding $800 to $1,200 …



Alinta Energy vs Dodo Power & Gas: Compare electricity plans

Posted by March 26th 2019

In this cost comparison, Canstar Blue reviews the electricity retail offerings of Alinta Energy and Dodo Power & Gas to help you better-understand your options and potentially find a better deal. Alinta and Dodo operate …


A guide to solar power in Queensland

Posted by April 16th 2019

What is the price of solar in Queensland and should you buy? Canstar Blue looks at what Queenslanders need to know about solar.