Jared Mullane

Jared Mullane Jared Mullane is an energy journalist at Canstar Blue, reporting on news and trends within the retail market. Whether it’s base rates, sign-up incentives or good old-fashioned customer service, Jared aims to help Aussies find a better deal on their power. His candid approach to an often-convoluted industry can be credited to his background in journalism. Aside from what’s making headlines, Jared also has an interest in electric vehicles, household energy efficiency and off-grid technologies.

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Why energy customers are flicking the big 3 for smaller providers

Posted by January 16th 2020

More Australians are flicking the switch on the big energy companies and signing up with smaller – often cheaper – alternatives, a new report from the industry regulator shows. Known as ‘Tier 2 retailers’, these emerging …

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Energy providers pledge support amid bushfire crisis

Posted by January 15th 2020

In the midst of Australia’s bushfire emergency, some of the country’s biggest energy companies have pledged financial support to the communities impacted at a time when thoughts are on much more important things than power …

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Switching Energy Providers Guide

Posted by January 16th 2020

These days, Aussies have a mountain of reasons to shop around for a new energy provider, particularly as market deregulation has given customers the freedom to get up and leave if they’re unsatisfied with their …

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How long does it take to switch energy providers?

Posted by January 14th 2020

It’s a lot simpler to change electricity and gas companies than a lot of people might think. To switch, simply compare your options, then call or visit your preferred energy retailer’s website to sign up, …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans NSW (January 2020)

Posted by January 9th 2020

Despite recent changes to how energy providers can advertise their plans, comparing and finding the best deal for your circumstances is still quite tricky. But with huge savings potentially on offer, it pays to do …

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Energy Plans in Hamilton, QLD

Posted by January 14th 2020

On this page, we list all the information you need to know about energy plans in Hamilton, Brisbane. This includes any surrounding suburbs with the same postcode of 4007. So, if you live in the …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans SA (January 2020)

Posted by January 9th 2020

South Australians are slugged with some of the highest energy prices in the country. Even in the wake of industry reforms designed to make comparing electricity plans ‘fairer’ and easier for customers, the playing field …

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Victorian Default Offer (VDO) Explained

Posted by January 16th 2020

With energy prices skyrocketing in recent years, changes have been introduced to make electricity ‘fairer’ for all Victorians. From July 1, customers in Victoria on standing offers – a basic energy plan usually with higher …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans QLD (January 2020)

Posted by January 9th 2020

The South East Queensland electricity market has undergone a swathe of regulatory changes, most notably with the introduction of ‘fairer’ default energy pricing. These changes may have set a new reference point for pricing; however, …