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Powershop cuts electricity prices ‘thanks to renewables’

Powershop cuts electricity prices ‘thanks to renewables’

Posted by June 25th 2019

Powershop customers in Victoria can expect a modest reduction in electricity prices this year, thanks to the retailer’s recent purchase of three hydro power stations, it says. Ed McManus, CEO of Powershop and parent company Meridian …

AGL launches prepaid electricity plan

AGL launches prepaid electricity plan

Posted by June 21st 2019

AGL has revealed a new ‘prepaid’ electricity plan, with customers rewarded with lower bills based on how much energy they purchase in advance. The retailer says its new variable rate plan will give households more control …

Woolies accused of misleading ‘Eco’ claims

Posted by March 4th 2018

The consumer watchdog is taking legal action against Woolworths over allegation that the supermarket giant made misleading representations about its ‘W Select eco’ picnic products. Between November 2014 and November 2017, Woolworths labelled its disposable bowls, plates …

Changes Victorian solar feed-in tariffs

Changes and cuts to Victorian solar feed-in tariffs

Posted by June 21st 2019

Victorian solar power customers can expect sweeping changes to feed-in tariffs (FiTs) from July 2018. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) – Victoria’s chief energy policy regulator – has released its final decision on solar feed-in tariffs. …

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AGL to give away Amazon Echo with new power plan

Posted by June 22nd 2019

Energy giant AGL is attempting to attract new customers by offering an Amazon Echo smart device as part of a new deal. The electricity and gas retailer says it is “transforming home energy management” by offering …

Crowdfunded energy retailer promises solar savings

Posted by June 22nd 2019

A new solar retailer is hoping to harness people power to potentially deliver hundreds of dollars in annual energy savings. Households with or without solar systems already installed are being invited to invest $50 in DC …

Netgear ‘misled’ customers over warranty claims

Posted by February 28th 2018

Network equipment manufacturer Netgear has found itself in hot water with the consumer watchdog for allegedly misleading customers over its warranty and technical support representations. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says Netgear incorrectly told …