Today's Energy Latest

  • The election has been run and won, so now what?

    Now that the dust has settled on the Australian election, what did the winners, the Liberal–National Coalition, promise in regards to energy-related policy? Read on to find out. A price safety net to protect loyal customers and help families and small businesses make empowered and informed decisions about their...

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  • Energy Umpire’s election preview: Where do the Major Parties stand on energy issues?

    With the election occurring this weekend, we thought it would be a good time to do a quick review of what the Major Parties are promising from an energy policy perspective. Climate change is looming as a major battleground, with both sides presenting policies that include renewables and improvements...

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  • An estimated 1 million households are paying too much for their energy. Are you one of them?

    In today’s blog, we explore what a standing offer is, and what it could mean for you. A recent article by the ABC brought attention to the estimated one million Australians who are stuck on a ‘Standing Offer’ with their energy provider, as found in a recent report co-authored...

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  • Are you with Simply Energy? Read about an error we found! It could save you a bundle.

    Thinking of trying Victorian Energy Compare to find the cheapest energy plan? We decided to give it a try, and got a little more than we bargained for…  In case you’re unfamiliar with it, the Victorian Energy Compare is web-based application, run by the Victorian Government. Electricity and gas...

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  • Moving soon? Have you remembered to turn the lights on?

    It’s here!  It’s finally here! The deposit is down and today is the day you get to finally sign that contract for your dream home!  All there is left to do now is arrange a removalist and you’re done…..ugh, ok, not entirely.  Utilities. You’re going to need the lights...

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  • RACV Simply Energy Deal dupes RACV Members

    The RACV Simply Energy Offer The RACV has been promoting “special discounts” to their members from Simply Energy for many years. It is reasonable for RACV members to expect that the Simply Energy RACV deal was a very good one, otherwise why would RACV promote it? Unfortunately, we understand...

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  • Energy Compare Vic Website – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing!

    Vulnerable consumers are missing out on the benefits of a Victorian Government program that encourages people to find a better deal online for cheaper power, according to an article appearing on ABC News online edition dated 23.07.2018, written by Zalika Rizmal.  The State Government offered households a $50 bonus,...

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  • Victorian Government and AGL dupe Seniors Card Holders

    Every year the Victorian Government promote the AGL Seniors Card Offer to registered Seniors Card Holders. Scandalously this is far from the cheapest plan available. AGL has a long history of misleading Seniors ✓AGL has had a longstanding arrangement with the Victorian Government Seniors Card program. ✓Every year they...

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  • Time, Hassle and Effort to find the best energy prices

    Steven came to us a bit over a year ago, when he was looking for the cheapest energy deal for his home, he was surprised to see that how we were able to save more than $350 pa on his electricity and gas bills and would continue monitor his...

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  • Unethical Electricity Companies

    The Electricity industry has reached a tipping point and the behaviour of the Electricity companies has reached an all-time low, says Adrian Merrick, former head of Energy Australia’s retailer arm, who is now the chief executive of Energy Locals, according to an article appearing on Sydney Morning Herald dated...

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