30 Jan '12, 12am

How smart meters could revolutionise our relationship with energy and reduce demand

Japan's efforts to reduce energy consumption in the wake of the Fukushima crisis could show the UK how to slash energy use, the founder of smart meter firm AlertMe has claimed. After an earthquake and tsunami devastated the nuclear plant in March, Japanese consumers had to cope with intermittent and vastly reduced supplies of energy, forcing them to use electricity far more frugally. FURTHER READING Landmark US deal just the beginning, says AlertMe chief Opower looks to replicate US success in Europe Working out how the UK would manage in a similar situation where its electricity supply was cut by 30 per cent would be "an interesting thought experiment", Pilgrim Beart, who established the energy monitoring company in 2006, told BusinessGreen . "We could easily shave 10 per cent of consumption without even trying," Beart added. "If necessary, we could shave up to 30 per cen...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/interview/2142044/fukushi...

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