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8 energy-monitoring apps for iPhone and Android

In our last post, looking forward to things we expect to happen in 2018, we suggested that technology will play a greater role in energy management, particularly on a personal level. So we thought we’d take a quick look at … Read More

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10 things the Australian energy market will be watching closely in 2018

In our last post, we looked back at some of the things that had a major impact on the Australian energy market in 2017. This time, we’re looking forward. We think we have a reasonable idea about some of the … Read More

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10 reasons the Australian energy market was in the news in 2017

As far as the Australian energy market is concerned, last year was more tumultuous than anyone could have predicted. No-one – from governments to consumers, and from regulatory bodies to retailers – could have been happy with some of the … Read More

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There’s no shying away from it: electricity prices are going up

Not all that long ago, the supply of electricity to Australian households and businesses was something we all just took for granted, and rarely discussed. However, over the past few years the sourcing, generation, supply, security, sustainability, impact on the … Read More

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The next breakthrough in solar energy is …

In our last post, Why the future of energy is more solar, we told you that there’s a lot of research going on all over the world as we look for ways to make more efficient use of the unlimited … Read More

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Why the future of energy is more solar

In our previous blog posts, Everything you need to know about solar energy and How rooftop solar works – your questions answered, we noted that about one in six Australian homes had rooftop solar panels, the highest penetration in the world. … Read More

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It’s been a good year … and we hope next year is even better

As many of you probably will over the next few weeks, at GloBird Energy we’re reflecting on some of the highlights of 2017 for our wonderful team. It’s easy to say “we believe in (whatever)” or “our goal is to … Read More

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Am I in line for a refund on my power bill?

You might have caught up with the news, broken by the Sunday Herald Sun, that more than 285,000 Victorian households will be getting a refund on their electricity bills. The Andrews Government announced that at least $71 million in refunds … Read More

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How the ACCC inquiry into electricity prices is trying to help you

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) is looking into electricity pricing and we’re definitely paying attention! A couple of months ago, after gathering data from dozens of different sources – including businesses involved in all aspects of the electricity … Read More

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If you’re wondering how Victoria’s electricity prices stack up…

We’ve spent the past couple of posts looking at aspects of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) preliminary report of its Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry, firstly summarising some of the most significant things the report had found and then … Read More

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