Jared Mullane

Jared Mullane Jared Mullane is the energy editor 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.

Queensland Energy Rates Explained

Posted by July 28th 2021

Since retail electricity prices were deregulated in 2016, South East Queensland has experienced a surge in competition. With more than 25 energy retailers open for business in the Sunshine State, it’s no wonder Queenslanders aren’t …

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Victoria Energy Rates Explained

Posted by July 28th 2021

Victoria is a playground for energy customers shopping around for a better deal. Yet, with so much choice it can prove difficult to narrow down what is or isn’t a good deal. And that’s before …

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South Australia Energy Rates Explained

Posted by July 28th 2021

South Australians have more than 20 retailers to choose from when it comes to powering their home, which is great news if you like a bit of variety in your life. However, with so many …

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NSW Energy Rates Explained

Posted by July 28th 2021

When it comes to signing up to an energy plan, most of us don’t pay much attention to the fine print. It’s not until the bill arrives that people question how much they’re charged for …

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Coal-fired power stations: Everything you need to know

Posted by July 19th 2021

It wouldn’t be too farfetched to say that most Australians would have stumbled across the term ‘coal-fired power stations’ at least once in their life. Whether it’s listening to a fiery discussion on talkback radio …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans VIC (July 2021)

Posted by July 19th 2021

There has been a lot of confusing changes to the Victorian energy market over the years, including the way power companies advertise their products. This can make finding the right electricity plan a little difficult, …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans NSW (July 2021)

Posted by July 19th 2021

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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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans QLD (July 2021)

Posted by July 19th 2021

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, …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans SA (July 2021)

Posted by July 20th 2021

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 …

How to watch State of Origin 2021

Posted by July 12th 2021

It’s that time of year again where footy fans across the country bust out the blue and maroon. Perhaps Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry, State of Origin is the Superbowl of the National Rugby League (NRL) …