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With elections looming, it’s little wonder State governments want to reduce voter frustration about rising energy prices. So, will the latest quick fixes make any difference?
Solar feed-in tariffs are expected to fall from July 1 2018 in most states. This is due to a reduction in the forward wholesale electricity prices. Forward prices are a key driver of the feed-in tariffs paid by retailers. In Victoria, the Essential Services Commission has reduced its mandated minimum
When trying to save money many people look for the biggest electricity discount plans on offer. They figure it’s an easy way to find the best ‘deal’. The trouble is when it comes to electricity you can’t compare offers based on the discount rate and expect to find the cheapest
NSW’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has recently released its draft report into NSW solar feed-in tariffs for 2018-19. The draft benchmark rate is 7.5 cents per kWh. But is it a fair price for solar?
What is Australia’s best electricity comparison service? There are lots of services that claim to help save you money by comparing electricity. So who does it best? We think it’s about time the tables were turned on electricity comparisons and they were compared side-by-side.
WATTever is all about ensuring Australians are well informed about electricity to help them make the best choice. If having a Green, Greener or the Greenest retailer is important to you, you’ll appreciate that it’s not easy to work out the exact ‘colour’ of different electricity retailers.
As of 1st February 2018, electricity retailer Pacific Hydro has become Tango Energy. The retail arm of the renewable generation owner Pacific Hydro has been selling electricity in the Victorian electricity market for a number of years under the same banner.
Whilst most Australian’s have been enjoying a break at the end of 2017 and in the first weeks of 2018, Victorian electricity retailers have been busy updating their pricing. It will come as no surprise that electricity prices are on the rise again.
We get asked all the time, “What retailers pay the best / biggest / highest solar feed-in tariff?” While we direct them to our solar feed-in page, at the same time we explain why the very highest solar feed-in tariff doesn’t usually lead to the cheapest plan.
This is the story of how we seriously cut our family’s energy bills. We’re a regular suburban family. Every member enjoys their mod cons. We weren’t looking to head off-the-grid or to live in a self-sufficient straw-bale house; not that there’s anything wrong with that. We wanted to discover how
Many of us are guilty of judging a bargain by how big a discount is available. We make what seems to be a fair assumption that a discount is based on a price reduction from the so-called regular price. But when it comes to electricity there isn’t a regular price
Over the last ten years, I’ve been on a journey to save money on energy. I’ve tried a lot of things along the way. Some things have been great. Other things, not so great. There is one thing that I’ve done, that has made the biggest difference to our household