CHOICE - Power and energy http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water.aspxIndependent and trusted reviews and investigations into ways you can reduce your household's power and energy use from CHOICE Australia. Copyright 2014 www.choice.com.auen-au http://www.choice.com.au/img/logo_choice.gif www.choice.com.au http://www.choice.com.auThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:58:05 GMTHouseholdSolar PV system leasing and PV power purchasing agreements (PPAs) http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/solar/solar-options-solar-power-purchase-agreements-ppas.aspx

The cost of installing solar can be too much in one hit for some householders. Solar leasing or a solar PV power purchasing agreement could be the answer.

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Power and energyTue, 04 Nov 2014 19:34:00 GMT
Your utility rights http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/utility-bill-rights.aspx

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.

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Power and energyFri, 07 Feb 2014 10:33:00 GMT
CFL and LED lamps review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/compact-fluorescent-lightbulbs.aspx

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

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Power and energyThu, 28 Nov 2013 14:45:00 GMT
Solar panel payback times http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/solar/solar-payback-times.aspx

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

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Power and energyTue, 18 Jun 2013 10:20:00 GMT
Shopping around for a new energy deal http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/shopping-for-a-new-electricity-plan.aspx

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

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Power and energyMon, 20 May 2013 14:35:00 GMT
Energy retailers' marketing tactics http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/Energy-retailer-marketing.aspx

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

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Power and energyTue, 23 Apr 2013 18:06:00 GMT
Carbon offsets http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/carbon-offsets.aspx

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

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Power and energyWed, 25 Jul 2012 09:07:00 GMT
Go4Green EnergySmart first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/go4green.aspx

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

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Power and energyThu, 22 Sep 2011 16:15:00 GMT
Standby energy http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/standby-energy.aspx

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.

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Power and energyThu, 01 Sep 2011 13:34:00 GMT
Building energy ratings http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/building-energy-ratings.aspx

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

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Power and energyWed, 27 Jul 2011 17:27:00 GMT
Food waste http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/food-waste.aspx

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

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Power and energyTue, 28 Jun 2011 16:11:00 GMT
Philips LEDbulb first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/philips-ledbulb.aspx

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

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Power and energyFri, 17 Jun 2011 12:07:00 GMT
Power meter reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/power-meters-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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Power and energyWed, 08 Jun 2011 15:25:00 GMT
Electricity prices http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/electricity-prices.aspx

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

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Power and energyFri, 03 Jun 2011 17:34:00 GMT
Unsafe solar installation http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/solar/unsafe-solar-panel-installations-on-the-rise.aspx

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

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Power and energyMon, 23 May 2011 08:40:00 GMT
Managing your household waste http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/household-waste-management-guide.aspx

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

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Power and energyThu, 14 Apr 2011 11:40:00 GMT
Energy efficient home guide http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/energy-efficient-home-guide.aspx

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

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Power and energyWed, 30 Mar 2011 12:18:00 GMT
Ecoswitch quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/ecoswitch.aspx

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

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Power and energyMon, 31 Jan 2011 13:20:00 GMT
Jackgreen unplugged http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/jackgreen.aspx

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

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Power and energyMon, 11 Jan 2010 15:19:00 GMT
Not so smart meters http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/not so smart meters.aspx

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Power and energyThu, 07 Jan 2010 17:08:00 GMT
Grey water for the garden http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/energy-and-water/saving-energy/grey-water-for-the-garden.aspx

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.

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