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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NSW Solar Feed-In Tariffs

Posted by October 15th 2020

To cut a long story short, solar feed-in tariffs (FiTs) are similar to the ‘Return and Earn’ scheme in New South Wales, where people return containers in exchange for a refund. However, instead of being …

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Compare Natural Gas Prices in South Australia

Posted by October 22nd 2020

Many South Australians rely on natural gas to heat and power their homes, and given the trajectory electricity rates have taken in the past few years, gas bills can add further pressure to already tight …

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AGL vs Powerdirect: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by October 8th 2020

In a matchup that sees AGL pitted against its smaller brother, Powerdirect, we take a look to see which plans are the cheapest and offer the best value. While the smaller Powerdirect is not as …

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Compare Natural Gas Prices in Victoria

Posted by October 12th 2020

Find the cheapest natural gas supplier in Victoria using Canstar Blue’s guide. We calculate gas retailer prices to show you how to save.

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QLD Solar Feed-In Tariffs

Posted by October 14th 2020

From Coolangatta to Cairns and Toowoomba to Mt Isa, Queensland is a hotbed for sunshine, which explains why solar installations are through the roof right now. While there’s little debate over the benefits of solar …

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

Posted by October 20th 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 …

EnergyAustralia ‘No Frills’ Explained

Posted by October 12th 2020

EnergyAustralia's No Frills product does away with all conditional discounts and instead opts for fixed low rates. In some cases, the energy plan works out cheaper than other EnergyAustralia products that still come with large discounts. EnergyAustralia …

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New Electricity Deals in Australia

Posted by October 8th 2020

Somewhere down the line, energy became complicated. More companies swamped the market with electricity plans left, right and centre, leaving us bill-payers a little overwhelmed. With more than 35 energy providers now operating across the …