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.

Energy Credit Checks Explained

Energy Credit Checks Explained

Posted by May 7th 2020

Electricity and gas retailer credit checks. Canstar Blue looks at how your credit score impacts your chances of getting a good energy deal.


Solar Installation Costs Explained

Posted by April 16th 2020

Rooftop solar can be a great investment, but how much does it cost to install? Canstar Blue has produced a price guide to indicate what you might expect.

Alinta Energy vs Dodo Power & Gas: Compare Electricity Plans

Posted by May 18th 2020

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 …

energy costs of portable fans

The running cost of portable fans

Posted by December 30th 2019

Tower, bladeless, pedestal and desk fans. Canstar Blue looks at how much these fans cost to run. You might be surprised.

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How to get the best energy discounts

Posted by January 31st 2020

Most electricity and gas companies offer large discounts to some customers. Find out how you can save money on your energy bill at Canstar Blue.

VIC Solar: PV system costs, rebates, retailers & feed-in tariffs

Posted by July 30th 2020

The energy industry in Australia is rapidly evolving. While we’ve traditionally relied on large fossil fuel generators to meet our electricity needs, solar, storage and other renewable technologies are helping households take power back into …

A guide to solar power in South Australia

Posted by July 30th 2020

A solar guide for South Australian households. Canstar Blue discusses solar prices, tariffs, rebates, storage batteries, buying tips and more.

AGL Solar Review & Guide

Posted by February 25th 2020

AGL is a behemoth energy company and market leader in Australia’s rooftop solar industry. But does it have the best solar deal for you?