February 22, 2012

Are Smart Meters Worth It?

Sarah Lousdale, The Telegraph


The Telegraph

If you believe the Government's and energy companies' rubric about smart meters, the first of which are being rolled out this year in a four-million home pilot project, smart meters will save home owners money, and reduce greenhouse gases.

As someone who believes passionately in the need to reduce carbon emissions as well as energy bills, you may have expected me to support such a scheme.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Smart Grid, Smart Energy System, Electrical Grid, Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation, Smart Meters

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

October 16, 2013
Renewable Micro-Grids Get Smart
Brenda Bouw, Globe & Mail
A power outage will never be an excuse to skip class at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in the future, as the campus gets closer to building a “smart” micro grid system allowing it to generate its own... more ››
It is getting cold here in England, and I’m preparing for the yearly tradeoffs between comfort, carbon emissions and heating bills that are part of living in a house with reasonable but not great insulation.For the... more ››
October 14, 2013
Good Job! America Curbs It's Energy Appetite
John Upton, Grist
America’s population and economy are both growing, yet its energy appetite is falling. That’s because of substantial energy-efficiency gains made in recent decades. . . more ››
I have something to get off my chest: I live in New Jersey, so by definition that makes me a “Jersey driver”. I’ve never thought of myself as the sort of manically aggressive road warrior that befits the stereotype (and... more ››