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.

A guide to solar power in NSW

Posted by July 30th 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 31st 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 May 18th 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.

Electricity Rebates & Concessions

Electricity Rebates & Concessions

Posted by April 29th 2020

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 …

New South Wales Electricity Tariffs

A guide to New South Wales electricity tariffs

Posted by June 1st 2020

If you think you’re spending too much on electricity, check out Canstar Blue’s guide to New South Wales tariffs to see if you’re on the best tariff.

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Who Is My Energy Distributor?

Posted by June 21st 2019

In case of a power or gas outage, it’s important to know who your electricity/gas distributor is & how they are different from your retailer.

Solar Power Swimming Pool

Can you power your swimming pool with solar?

Posted by June 21st 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 …

Electric Lawnmower Costs

How much electricity does your lawn mower use?

Posted by October 2nd 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 …