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.

AGL vs Alinta Energy Comparison

AGL vs Alinta Energy: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by July 17th 2020

AGL is one of Australia’s oldest and largest electricity and natural gas retailers. Along with Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia, AGL is one of the ‘big three’ power companies across the country, with a combined market …

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VIC Solar Feed-In Tariffs

Posted by August 6th 2020

With so many reasons to install solar panels in Victoria, most people just want to know how much they’ll be able to save on their energy bills. Despite a plethora of contributing factors to any …

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AGL vs Lumo Energy: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by July 21st 2020

With more than 35 energy retailers now in market across Australia, narrowing down your options can be a mundane task. It doesn’t help that you may have never heard of some power companies, making it …

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QLD Solar Feed-In Tariffs

Posted by August 6th 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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New Electricity Deals in Australia

Posted by June 12th 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 …

Energy Bill Credits

Energy Bill Credits Explained

Posted by July 22nd 2020

As new regulations change the energy industry, retailers are moving away from discounts and towards bill credits instead.

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What is the average water bill?

Posted by July 10th 2020

Not only is water a resource we often take for granted, it’s a household expense we begrudgingly have to pay every few months, while costs only ever seem to go in one direction. This leads to …

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NSW Solar Feed-In Tariffs

Posted by August 6th 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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World Solar Challenge Explained

Posted by June 10th 2020

Every two years, the greatest minds from around the world are lured to the Australian outback to compete in what’s known as the ‘World Solar Challenge’. Think Dakar Rally with a greener twist. Throw in …