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.

The largest energy companies in Australia

Posted by August 6th 2020

You’ve probably heard about the ‘big four’ banks when it comes to finance, but what about the ‘big three’ in energy? We’re referring to Origin Energy, AGL and EnergyAustralia, who currently have the largest retail …

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

Posted by August 4th 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, …

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Dodo vs Kogan Energy: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by August 6th 2020

Two companies that are better known for being in the telco and online retail space are also powering homes right across Australia. That’s right, Dodo and Kogan Energy are two of many electricity retailers fighting …

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Alinta Energy vs Origin: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by July 23rd 2020

Since its founding in 2000, Origin has established itself as part of Australia’s energy fabric and is now Australia’s largest power provider. Yet, along the journey many other electricity retailers have set up shop, challenging …

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

Posted by August 4th 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 …

Victorian Default Offer Explained

Victorian Default Offer (VDO) Explained

Posted by July 17th 2020

With energy prices skyrocketing in recent years, changes have been introduced to make electricity ‘fairer’ for all Victorians. From July 1, 2019, customers in Victoria on standing offers – a basic energy plan usually with …

Compare Natural Gas Prices in Queensland

Posted by August 6th 2020

The Sunshine State has roughly 187,000 natural gas customers, and if you’re one of them, you may have noticed there aren’t as many suppliers compared to the other eastern states. Despite having fewer gas providers …