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.

Understanding the WA Energy Market

Posted by July 21st 2020

Canstar Blue explains the Western Australian electricity and gas market. Read everything you need to know at Canstar Blue.

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Click Energy vs Origin: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by July 23rd 2020

Even if you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a fair chance you know who Origin Energy is. With Origin now Australia’s largest energy provider, does size outweigh the smaller power companies in market? That’s …

Natural Gas Prices in Victoria

Compare Natural Gas Prices in Victoria

Posted by July 31st 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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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans VIC (Aug 2020)

Posted by August 4th 2020

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, …

Compare Natural Gas Prices in NSW

Compare Natural Gas Prices in NSW

Posted by July 31st 2020

New South Wales has more than 1.3 million natural gas customers, and if you’re one of them, you’ve probably noticed that gas isn’t as cheap as it was just a few years ago. Finding a …

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Compare Natural Gas Prices in South Australia

Posted by July 21st 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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Default Market Offer (DMO) Explained

Posted by July 27th 2020

As any energy-bill payer will tell you, electricity prices have been climbing for some years now. Only recently have changes to the retail market given customers a glimmer of hope for lowering power prices. Following …

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ActewAGL vs Origin Energy: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by June 19th 2020

Does Origin make a case against ActewAGL as the undisputed king of energy in Canberra, or is Origin’s stake to claim outside of the ACT in New South Wales? In this matchup we put both …

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SA Solar Feed-In Tariffs

Posted by August 6th 2020

South Australians pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country, which may explain why about one in three households have solar. Not only can a solar system help reduce energy costs, it can …

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What is the average gas bill?

Posted by June 17th 2020

Even the tightest household budget is no match for an unexpected gas bill. Unfortunately, gas bills are just one more expense many Aussies don’t see coming, which can lead to bill-payers questioning the amount due. …