National Electricity Market ‘not in the best of health’: Energy Security Board

Author: Australian Financial Review Date Posted:27 December 2017 The nation's top energy body has called on federal, state and territory governments to push through the National Energy Guarantee to fix the National Electricity Market, saying high electricity prices for business and households were unsustainable. In its first report on the health of the NEM, the …

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Setting your air con to 25C in summer could save billions

Author: News.com.au Date Posted:20 December 2017 AIR conditioning is costing us more than $1.3 billion a year. But if you switch to this temperature you could save heaps of money. THE battle over the humble thermostat has been tearing friendships apart since air conditioning was invented. The perfect temperature is a constant source of frustration …

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Percentage discounts can mask high energy prices, experts warn

Author: News.com.au Date Posted:17 December 2017 Time means nothing if the price is too high in the first place, and research has revealed Australians are struggling to pay their bills regardless. RELATED: How to save on energy costs A survey of 1000 Australian adults, commissioned by Comparethemarket.com.au, revealed 57 percent did not feel that pay-in-time …

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Smartx AC control ends summer sweltering without wasting watts

Even air conditioning units with energy-saving features built-in have to be left on to be effective, thereby drawing more power than they really need to. The recent advent of Internet-connected smart air conditioners aims to change that. But what about the rest of us with perfectly good air conditioners in no need of replacement? Enter the  …

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