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  • AGL may be a Proud Senior but are they Over the Hill?

    AGL say they are offering exclusive energy deals just for seniors. They say they have been around for 180 years and that is why they are offering senior card holders exclusive energy deals. You need to be over 60 to get a Seniors Card from the Government. With that...

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  • Victorian Government Electricity Comparison – Was it a dream?

    It was another Friday night. After reaching home a bit later than usual, I checked my emails and found my electricity bill on top of my inbox. I opened the bill and for a moment I was not sure if the effect of the beer I had few hours...

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  • Renewable Energy versus Reliability. Can we have both?

    Renewable energy depends of sunshine or wind, so it’s not reliable, right? So an electricity supply with increasing renewable energy, would be increasingly unreliable, right? Reliability in the National Electricity Market Reliability is the first consideration in the design of electricity markets. This is how it works in the...

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  • Turnbull’s Agreement with Electricity Providers – Are We Winning the Battle?

    Malcolm Turnbull says the meeting he had yesterday with electricity providers has been successful as he has secured an agreement with them, Daily Telegraph reported. The electricity providers have agreed to write to more customers informing them of better deals. Millions of Australians who were paying energy prices more...

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  • Over A Million Families Pay Electricity Bills Over The Odds

    Labor leader Bill Shorten has stepped up attacks on Turnbull government on its failure to lower gas and electricity bills as promised, Herald Sun reported. Shorten has highlighted the PM has failed to fulfill the promise to halve the gas prices, let alone cut electricity bills. He further stated...

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  • Moving House? How I was Duped by the Energy Rip-off.

    Have you ever felt like you’ve spent more money than you should when moving house? Maybe that’s because you’re like me. My name is Sean and I, like many others before me, just got taken for an energy ride whilst moving house. Like any poor sucker who has had...

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  • AGL Electricity: Will the Bill Change?

    Malcolm Turnbull told electricity company chiefs during a meeting on 9 August that millions of Australians were paying too much for their power, ABC News online reported. The government has blamed the electricity retailers for the lack of transparency and difficulty the consumers face while switching providers. As agreed...

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  • Do Make it Cheaper Over-Promise?

    Claim: “Find the Cheapest” Make it Cheaper claim “Find the cheapest energy suppliers in Australia with Make it Cheaper.” Getting technical for a moment, this statement is part of the ‘metatag’, meaning that Google display this sentence when you find ‘make it cheaper’ via a search.  Google also use the...

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  • Can You Kill the Bill OR will the Electricity Bill Kill You?

    Charging Bull or Electricity Bill, take it by the Horns! ‘Moment of Truth’ is a bullfighting term, a translation of the Spanish “el momento de la verdad”. To end a bullfight, the matador takes his sword and gets the bull to charge straight at him, so that he can...

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  • Méthode Traditionnelle? Good for Sparkling Wine; Bad for Electricity Comparison

    My Electricity Price Shock When I received my electricity bill in late March, at a time of peak production in ‘Vintage Wines’, I realised the total due amount was unusually high. Though I could recollect a notification of a rate increase by the electricity provider, I was not too...

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