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Door-to-Door Energy Sales Tactics and a New Code to Combat Them

Some energy companies receive a large volume of complaints with the energy ombudsman. Many of those complaints stem from the use of high pressure sales tactics by door-to-door salesmen.

Keep reading door to door energy sales tactics.

17 Little Known Facts About Energy Consumption in Australia

Did you know: 

  • Solar hot water usage has trebled in the last 5 years,
  • Our electricity is actually quite cheap by global standards, and,
  • China already has enough wind power capacity to cover Australia's entire electricity demand
Keep reading facts about energy consumption in Australia.
By Ryan McCarthy | | News and updates | Read more

The Truth About Electricity Price Comparison Websites

If you type into an Internet search “lowest electricity prices," or “best energy deal" you will find a large number of electricity price comparison websites.

Most of these websites are not as impartial as they would have you believe. In fact, most of them gain hefty commissions for referring you to a new electricity retailer.

Keep reading electricity price comparison websites truth revealed.

Nuclear Power in Australia - dead, but not quite buried

It’s time to forget nuclear power.

After a half-century of development nuclear energy has failed to survive without heavy subsidy and insurance from central governments.

Keep reading nuclear power in Australia.

AGL and Origin Energy Receive The Most Energy Bill Complaints in NSW

In the 2010-2011 financial year the NSW Energy & Water Ombudsman resolved a whopping 17,559 complaints about energy and water bills in NSW.

This was a rise of 17% over the previous year. Two areas which saw a big rise in complaints were marketing and billing.

Keep reading AGL and Origin energy bill complaints in NSW.

Carbon Tax Media Release Wrap-up - Who's Saying What

The Carbon Tax legislation passed through the Australian senate yesterday. It was interesting to see the onslaught of media releases coming out around this time.

Keep reading Carbon Tax Media Release Wrap-up.

Will Philips Master LED lamps work on all Dimmer Switches?

Last year, when the Philips Master MR16 LED was still quite new, Philips released some information about their dimmable LED's.

Even today very few LED retro-fit lamps are actually dimmable. One of the distinct benefits of this product is that it can work on existing dimmer switches.

Keep reading Philips Master LED's and dimmer switches.

Energy Efficiency Potential (USA) - Infographic

Yawn. Another report on energy efficiency. Thankfully, this particular report has a nice graphic at the beginning if you're short on time and wish to glean a few statistics.

Keep reading Energy Efficiency USA Infographic

Will the Carbon Tax really apply to Coal Exports?

At the rate the Australian Coal Association is pumping out media releases you could be forgiven for thinking that the upcoming Carbon Tax will apply directly to coal exports.

Keep reading Will the Carbon Tax really apply to Coal Exports?

Read your Electricity Contract Before you Attack your Smart Meter

People are understandably very annoyed with smart meters for many reasons. Many people feel helpless in the face of the smart meter roll-out.

Sorry to say it, but you are a little helpless under your electricity agreement conditions.

Keep reading Electricity Contract and your Smart Meter

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