06 Apr '12, 2pm

How Smart Meters Transform Our Relationship to Energy

How Smart Meters Transform Our Relationship to Energy

Fully Charged /Video screen capture From a DIY remote to turn off any TV to the notion of outlawing standby buttons on electronics , we've seen plenty of novel ways to cut back on pointless use of energy. But how much do we actually spend on energy that is literally doing nothing for us? Having looked at the benefits of farming the wind , the latest episode of Robert Llewellyn's Fully Charged show looks at how much energy we lose from appliances on standby power, and a few ways we can quantify those losses and make changes to our behavior. From a basic energy monitor to a family installing a smart meter, it's clear that simple feedback mechanisms can have a huge impact on household behavior. Of course opposition to smart meters has been growing in some regions, but from my perspective I would love to have some transparency as to how much I money I am sending my utility eac...

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