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.

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

Posted by January 22nd 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 …

Canberra (ACT) Electricity Guide

Canberra (ACT) Electricity Guide

Posted by January 17th 2020

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 …

A guide to solar power in South Australia

Posted by January 21st 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 December 20th 2019

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?

A guide to solar power in NSW

Posted by January 16th 2020

New South Wales solar costs, tariffs and benefits explained. Canstar Blue guides you through the NSW solar market.

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Electricity deals that don’t lock you in

Posted by January 16th 2020

Want to switch energy providers, but worried about being stuck in a contract? Canstar Blue explains how electricity contracts really work, which retailers will lock you in, and which you’re free to leave at any …

Queensland Electricity Tariffs

Understanding Queensland Electricity Tariffs

Posted by January 16th 2020

Canstar Blue takes a look at what tariffs are available in Queensland. Find out how energy tariffs work and which tariffs could be the best bet for your home.

Energy Plans for Seniors & Pensioners Compared

Energy Plans for Seniors & Pensioners

Posted by January 16th 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.

Electricity Rebates & Concessions

Electricity Rebates & Concessions

Posted by July 29th 2019

Energy rebates are offered in every Australian state and territory, and while thousands are eligible for these concessions, only a fraction of people seem to realise. If you’re struggling with the price of power, then …