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.

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

Posted by May 22nd 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’ …

Winter Heating Costs Explained

Winter Heating Costs Explained

Posted by May 8th 2020

As the mercury falls and Aussies begin to dust off their heaters, it’s time to think ahead about your winter energy bill. To help customers better understand their electricity and gas usage for this coming …

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Solar batteries available in Australia

Posted by August 3rd 2020

Canstar Blue takes a look at what solar power battery storage units are available in Australia, including Tesla, Redflow, Fronius and more.

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.

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How to read your power bills

Posted by April 29th 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 …

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 …

Australia's 'Greenest' Energy Providers

Australia’s ‘Greenest’ Energy Providers

Posted by April 15th 2020

Many electricity providers would like to be seen as 'green', despite using non-renewable energy. We review Australia's greenest energy providers.

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 …

Tasmanian energy market Compared

Understanding the Tasmanian energy market

Posted by January 30th 2020

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