CHOICE - Power and energy and trusted reviews and investigations into ways you can reduce your household's power and energy use from CHOICE Australia. Copyright 2014, 30 Sep 2014 15:57:59 GMTHouseholdYour utility rights

If you've ever had trouble coming up with the funds to pay your utility bills, there are some important rights you should know about.

Power and energyFri, 07 Feb 2014 10:33:00 GMT
CFL and LED lamps review

Find out which of the 14 LED and CFL models scored highest for light output and endurance.

Power and energyThu, 28 Nov 2013 14:45:00 GMT
Solar panel payback times

They've become much cheaper to install, so payback times for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have decreased in most states.

Power and energyTue, 18 Jun 2013 10:20:00 GMT
Shopping around for a new energy deal

Are you paying too much for your energy? If you haven't reviewed your energy plan recently, chances are you're paying too much.

Power and energyMon, 20 May 2013 14:35:00 GMT
Energy retailers' marketing tactics

Energy retailers are trotting out special deals to try to lock in your business.

Power and energyTue, 23 Apr 2013 18:06:00 GMT
Carbon offsets

Can consumers trust that validated carbon offsets are genuine, or is it still the Wild West out there?

Power and energyWed, 25 Jul 2012 09:07:00 GMT
Go4Green EnergySmart first look

We run tests on another power saver that claims it will save you up to 10% on your electricity bill.

Power and energyThu, 22 Sep 2011 16:15:00 GMT
Standby energy

Standby energy costs eat into your bank account in small bites and the total cost across the country can amount to tonnes of CO² and other greenhouse gases being emitted.

Power and energyThu, 01 Sep 2011 13:34:00 GMT
Building energy ratings

Without adequate controls in place, energy efficiency ratings may prove to be nothing more than words on paper.

Power and energyWed, 27 Jul 2011 17:27:00 GMT
Food waste

CHOICE explains how you can do your bit to reduce household food waste, save money and help the environment in the process.

Power and energyTue, 28 Jun 2011 16:11:00 GMT
Philips LEDbulb first look

The Philips LEDbulb is one of the first LED lamps designed for standard household light fittings.

Power and energyFri, 17 Jun 2011 12:07:00 GMT
Power meter reviews

Looking to save on your energy bills? A power meter helps monitor electricity consumption and identify ways to reduce energy usage.

Power and energyWed, 08 Jun 2011 15:25:00 GMT
Electricity prices

We make sense of the confusing contracts and tariffs of electricity providers and outline a switching action plan.

Power and energyFri, 03 Jun 2011 17:34:00 GMT
Unsafe solar installation

Solar panel uptake is surging, but as installers are rushing through jobs, incorrect wiring and circuit breakers are being used.

Power and energyMon, 23 May 2011 08:40:00 GMT
Managing your household waste

Reducing household waste can be as easy as altering household disposal systems. CHOICE shows you some ways to make your home greener.

Power and energyThu, 14 Apr 2011 11:40:00 GMT
Energy efficient home guide

We've used our CHOICE testing to bring you a comprehensive list of energy-efficient products for your home.

Power and energyWed, 30 Mar 2011 12:18:00 GMT
Ecoswitch quick review

This simple switch can save power around the home by turning off several electrical appliances at once.

Power and energyMon, 31 Jan 2011 13:20:00 GMT
Jackgreen unplugged

Renewable energy provider Jackgreen has gone into voluntary receivership and is suspended from trading on the National Electricity Market.

Power and energyMon, 11 Jan 2010 15:19:00 GMT
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Power and energyThu, 07 Jan 2010 17:08:00 GMT
Grey water for the garden

Using grey water on your garden could save hundreds of litres of water per day. We tested wash and rinse water for potentially harmful chemicals.

Power and energyWed, 21 Oct 2009 14:33:00 GMT