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.

Everything you need to know about LPG

Posted by August 14th 2018

When it comes to gas, you have two options: natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas, more commonly known as ‘LPG’. You can read all about natural gas and leading suppliers on our website, however in …

New Zealand plastic bag ban shows up the Aussies

Posted by August 13th 2018

New Zealand has announced that it will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year in a move that looks set to put Australia to shame. “We’re phasing out single-use plastic bags so we can better …

Origin Hot Water Heating Explained

Posted by August 10th 2018

Most apartment dwellers have what’s called ‘centralised’ or ‘bulk’ hot water, which means you cop an extra bill for your hot water usage. The supplier of your hot water is chosen by the body corporate …

Megajoules (MJ): Gas usage and costs explained

Posted by August 3rd 2018

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 …

What is a kWh and ‘watt’ does it cost you?

Posted by August 7th 2018

You may have noticed on your power bill that you are charged per ‘kWh’ for electricity – but what does that even mean? It can be pretty tricky to wrap your head around some of …

Solar Hot Water Systems & Costs

Posted by July 12th 2018

A solar hot water system could dramatically reduce your electricity or gas bills. Canstar Blue looks at how much solar hot water costs to buy and run.

Canberra Electricity Guide

Posted by July 6th 2018

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 …