What's on our mind

A collection of articles, thoughts, and energy-saving tips from our crew here at Amber.
May energy market update and protection
It's been a bumpy ride for the energy market in May. Amber co-founder Chris is back to talk us through the latest.
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When Amber met Osher
Osher Gunsberg, host of the podcast Better Than Yesterday, chats to Amber co-founder Dan Adams about Amber and how we can reach a renewable future.
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What's happening in the energy market and how you're protected
We’ve seen some unusual energy market activity so far in April. Our co-founder Chris explains what's happening and how customers are protected. 
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Amber's Victorian Start-up of the Year!
We’re stoked to share with you that the Victorian Government has named us Start-up of the Year, based on our progress in the last 12 months.
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Five questions to answer before you buy a battery
Almost a quarter of Aussies want to buy a battery soon - and that's great news. Our Energy Optimisation Analyst, Aleksis, shares a few tips. 
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Switching your electricity retailer isn’t enough to get us to 100% renewable energy.
If we're going to get to 100% renewables as fast as we need to in Australia, we're missing a key piece of the puzzle: WHEN you use power.
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Price colours and tips on load shifting
Prices are at the heart of the Amber model and app. Check out our guide to Amber's prices and how to make the most of them. 
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We were Shell-shocked - so we took action
A reflection on our Powershop campaign
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Meet Neil Luo, Amber's Chief Operations Officer
After shaking up the global payments world, Neil joined Amber to support our climate mission (and become our resident ice cream expert).
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An update on price forecasts in VIC and SA
After unusually high prices were forecast, high prices didn't materialise.
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In loving memory of Powershop
Today we’ve taken out a full page ad in The Age, to farewell a partner in the fight against climate change.
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Changing power to power change - reflections on COP26
While I can’t help but get a feeling of déjà vu, I hope this time will be different. What’s clear is that today the tide is turning.
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Meet Chris Thompson, Amber Co-Founder
Whether it's riding down volcanoes or automating millions of Aussie homes to use cheaper and greener power, you could say Chris enjoys a challenge.
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Meet Bridie O'Connor, Amber Energy Consultant
When she's not answering questions about Amber and the energy market, Bridie is often found cycling or plotting travel plans.
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How Amber stacks up against traditional GreenPower
GreenPower alone can't get us to 100% renewables. Here's an explainer on why Amber does things differently.
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Amber’s API: accelerating energy cost savings and our transition to 100% renewables
Check out how Amber customers are using our API to analyse and shift their usage without having to think about it, via home automation.
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Time for a decisive shift on climate
The message is there, loud and clear: we are living in the decisive decade to save the planet from the most catastrophic effects of climate change.
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The unusual price spikes of May 2021 and how Amber customers were protected
How we protected our customers against May 2021’s price spikes
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We’ve partnered with CommBank
We’ve partnered with CommBank to accelerate our mission to shift Australia to 100% renewable energy
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Tech @ Amber: It all started with a very large AWS bill...
While our customer base was growing each month, our DynamoDB costs were anything but linear. What was going on?
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What drives the wholesale price of energy higher or lower?
There are a few key factors that drive the wholesale price up or down in the short-term. Learn more about them here.
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Why wholesale is safer with Amber
Even in the case of an extreme weather event, Australia—and Amber—has strong protections in place to keep Aussie households safe from runaway bills.
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Keeping your power bills low during lockdown
Many of us are working or studying from home during lockdown - and we’re all thinking about what this means for our power bills.
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How the bushfires, climate change and the energy market are connected
This summer has already been incredibly difficult for Australia, and we still have several weeks to go. Find out how you can help.
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How to save during price spikes
Find out how we help you save during those rare times when the wholesale electricity market suddenly climbs.
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Supporting renewable energy resources
Keeping the climate on an even keel seems overwhelming, but there are actions we can all take to support renewable energy
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Saving money with Smart homes
Smart home automation has been promised for years and it’s finally on the way. This means that everyday Australians have the power to make their...
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Thinking About Going Solar? Here’s What You Need to Know.
Solar sounds great. You install the panels, you generate power, it’s better for the planet and better for your wallet. Right. That’s all true. What...
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What You Need to Know About Electricity Prices
Turning on our lights and powering our lives is a wonderful thing. Getting our electricity bills generally is not. The way we pay for our power is...
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