29 Aug '12, 12pm

Interesting article about smart meters - Lack of energy awareness highlights the importance of them #SmartMeters

Interesting article about smart meters - Lack of energy awareness highlights the importance of them #SmartMeters

Last month, a study from the Energy Saving Trust (EST) found that UK householders are wasting a whopping £1.3 billion a year, just by leaving appliances on standby and stand to save around £85 a year through access to better information around their energy use. The findings of both studies have reinforced calls for the government to promote behaviour change to support energy efficiency initiatives and we need only look to a parallel government initiative — the smart meter roll out — to find a scheme that has real potential to increase energy awareness. The smart meter roll out will see smart meters installed in every home and business in the UK by 2019 in an effort to reduce energy consumption and balance demand. As part of the programme the government is requiring that every smart meter be delivered with some form of in-home display (IHD), to ensure that it leads to meani...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/lack-of-en...

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