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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.


Can you power your swimming pool with solar?

Posted by February 4th 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 …


Energy Plans for Seniors & Pensioners

Posted by February 21st 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.


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Understanding the Tasmanian energy market

Posted by February 23rd 2019

Everything you need to know about electricity and gas in Tasmania. From retailers to tariffs and prices, Canstar Blue has it covered.


How to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points with Red Energy

Posted by February 20th 2019

Red Energy has teamed up with Qantas to offer two new electricity and gas products that bring bonus Frequent Flyer points. With the Qantas Red Saver and the Qantas Red Plus, customers can accumulate up …


Compare Natural Gas Prices in Victoria

Posted by February 13th 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 February 12th 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 …


Understanding the WA energy market

Posted by February 12th 2019

Canstar Blue explains the Western Australian electricity and gas market. Read everything you need to know at Canstar Blue.


How long does it take to switch energy companies?

Posted by January 25th 2019

It’s a lot simpler to change electricity and gas companies than a lot of people might think. To switch, simply compare your options, then call or visit your preferred energy retailer’s website to sign up, …


How much electricity does your lawn mower use?

Posted by January 25th 2019

When you’re out mowing the yard in the scorching sun, you probably don’t stop to think about what your mower is costing you to run. It is relatively easy to know how much you’re spending …