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Genuine energy-saving ideas? Or just BS?

Genuine energy-saving ideas? Or just BS?

There’s no end of advice on how to save energy and hence reduce your power bills, but how much is true and how much is just BS? Many energy-saving myths and crazy extremes exist, such as insulating your windows with cling film. But what works? I was drawn to this topic by 50Up member Kathleen from Qld, who hyped the benefits of acrylic bedsheets. She replied to last week’s blog on this... read more>
Club unlocks new special energy deals from Origin in time for summer air con bills

Club unlocks new special energy deals from Origin in time for summer air con bills

The FiftyUp Club has successfully unlocked a series of summer energy offers from Origin in time for the summer air con season, which typically produces some of the year’s biggest bills. Thanks to the people power of more than 360,000 members to date, the Club has sourced special electricity discounts for a limited time that could save some homes hundreds of dollars. In New South Wales’ Au... read more>
FAQs July 1 Electricity Changes

FAQs July 1 Electricity Changes

On July 1 2019, the energy market made the biggest changes to electricity offers in a generation. Here is what you need to know. 1. What has changed on July 1? The Government has changed how electricity offers have to be described from July 1, 2019. The Government has created a new ‘default offer’ or ‘reference price’, and all discount offers have to be compared to that. For exampl... read more>
PODCAST: Explaining the July 1 Energy Changes

PODCAST: Explaining the July 1 Energy Changes

Big changes are coming to the energy market on July 1, but almost nobody knows anything about it. So how does it affect us? What do we need to do to be prepared? What will a good energy deal look like post-July 1? Christopher Zinn speaks to One Big Switch campaign director Joel Gibson, who explains all of what we know so far. Gibson lays out the facts in a way the average consumer will... read more>