18 Mar '12, 1pm

And never use it! 13 Percent of Americans Say They'd Likely Install an Energy Dashboard via @greentechmedia

Education, education, education. It’s a common refrain in smart grid circles around the issue of how to bring consumers along as utilities invest in smart grid using ratepayers’ money. But when it comes to basic energy efficiency upgrades , a recent Harris poll found that Americans are still largely apathetic to making changes in their energy use. Whether that is from a lack of knowledge, time, interest or willingness, utilities have a long way to go. Only 13 percent of respondents said they were very likely to install an energy dashboard to monitor home energy use. Another 35 percent said they were somewhat likely to do so, showing that there could be some interest out there -- but that’s still less than half of the 2,056 people polled in an online survey. Of course, the question leads to other questions. What does “install” mean? Is that turning something on, or is it an...

Full article: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/only-13-perc...

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