One way to cut your household bills could be to deal with just one company for all your utility needs. With today's technology, it's an idea that's not so far fetched as it sounds.
Officially, Australia's average electricity prices are the 11th highest in the OECD. But a look at the numbers suggests this is a significant underestimate.
In trying to grapple with energy Malcolm Turnbull is playing on the right field, but being able to kick the goals is another matter.
The energy market operator has released a report on the state of Australia's electricity system. It couldn't be blunter if it tried: the market has failed.
On Q&A, an audience member said renewable energy is 'now cheaper than coal'. Senator Matt Canavan disagreed, saying renewables are not 'at the moment, cheaper than coal'. Let's look at the numbers.
The government's deal with electricity retailers to provide simple information to customers about their discounts and bills is a welcome step, but doesn't cut to the heart of the power price issue.
Price caps don't cut it – but community ownership can help solve the energy problem and make people more resilient.
Malcolm Turnbull has summoned the chiefs of major power companies to a meeting on Wednesday to discuss how customers can be given more relief through better deals on electricity prices.
Victoria will be able to import more electricity to make up for any shortfalls from Hazelwood power station's closure.
The Turnbull government trails Labor 45-55% on the two-party vote in the Fairfax Ipsos poll.
By boosting the demand for energy from the grid, electric cars could help create an incentive for more renewable energy investment, while smoothing over issues with supply and demand.
Privatisation and competition were supposed to make electricity cheaper. Instead, Australia's quasi-federal energy system has made it easier to pass the buck when things go wrong.
Fossil fuel advocates claim only coal and gas can deliver cheap and reliable energy, and renewables are synonymous with sustainability. But demand management can solve all three problems.
Falling costs and better infrastructure are making the transition easier for drivers.
The goals are clear: clean, cheap, reliable energy. But no-one can agree how we get there.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly said businesses and households in Australia are paying twice as much as Americans for their electricity. Is that true?
Electricity bills are set to rise further for households. But it's just because power stations are closing.
The potential shutdown of Victoria's Hazelwood power station could leave a large gap in coal-fired baseload generation. But other coal power stations have plenty of spare capacity to fill the gap.
South Australia's electricity price shock in July showed that Australia hasn't worked out how to put large amounts of wind energy into the grid.
The electricity market that covers most of Australia is designed to have periods of high prices, to attract new generators. But there may be better ways to encourage electricity investment.