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Renewable energy subsidy plan would ‘cut power prices’

The Labor Party’s long-awaited energy policy is a boon for renewable generation and aims to make power less expensive while reducing the carbon emissions produced by the electricity sector.

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Opinion: Promises of cheaper power are probably empty

Scott Morrison's assault on power prices is hyperbolic. There is little the Government can do in a free market such as the electricity sector to force base prices down.

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Regulator names power companies putting lives at risk

The electricity regulator has named two companies that failed to warn customers on life support that their power would be cut off and identified others which broke the rules around unfair disconnections.

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No excuses, says consumer body as AGL posts $1b profit

Energy giant AGL reveals its full-year earnings have jumped by more than a quarter, allowing it to post a $1 billion profit, as a key consumer group says the time for excuses on retail costs is over.

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Electricity market is broken, says ACCC

The national electricity market is largely broken and needs to be reset, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says in its long-awaited report.

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Energy plans can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know

We are bombarded with messages about changing our energy retailer to save money, but the plans are often confusing. We explain how your energy plan works.

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Will you ever be able to pay it off in time to enjoy the savings?

With the cost of electricity steadily increasing, solar systems are becoming a more enticing way to power your home. But will you ever be able to pay it off in time to enjoy the savings?

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Pain keeps coming with gas price projections

Some households will need to find an extra $400 by 2019, says report.

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How to handle your energy bills when you can’t afford to pay

Origin Energy pays $40,000 in penalties for alleged wrongful disconnection and failure to provide hardship assistance. How to ensure you don’t get disconnected.

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Buyer beware: comparison sites profit from your desire to snatch a bargain

Product comparison sites are in business for money, not love. Forget any notion that they are providing a community service – they are profiting from your desire to snatch a bargain.

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Spotlight on energy comparison sites

Energy comparison sites are always preaching the benefits of finding better deals and switching to cheaper energy retailers, but can their recommendations be trusted?

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How do you manage your power usage?

Rather than the proverbial ‘teaching your granny to suck eggs’, we asked YourLifeChoices members to share their tips for managing power usage.

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