Germany Rejects EU Smart-Meter Recommendations on Cost Concerns – Bloomberg

Germany said it probably won’t follow smart-meter guidance from the European Union — which has recommended that 80 percent of homes install the devices by 2020 — because such a move would be too costly for consumers.

The EU proposal is “inadvisable” for Germany, the Economy Ministry said in a statement, citing a study it commissioned from consultants Ernst & Young. For users with low power consumption, the installation cost would be greater than the achievable energy savings, it said.

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8 Responses to Germany Rejects EU Smart-Meter Recommendations on Cost Concerns – Bloomberg

  1. Energy Efficient says:

    Not well done! I am a German and I do not consider the Ernst&Young Study to be a good recommendation. It does not make sense to make Smart Meters obligatory to customers with a yearly consumption of 6000 KWh+ per anno on electricity and offer those consumers with less than 6000 KWh per anno to pay for a Smart Meter on their own. Read the Study before you judge on it.

  2. john says:

    Germany commissions an economic study and responds to its findings in favour of its constituents.
    Victoria ignores the Auditor General’s report in favour of the power industry and at the expense of Victorians!! Go figure who the politicians represent.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      They represent their GREEDY SELVES. Sack the LOT OF THEM, vote in decent people not these Rapine Greedy people any more. The Labour Party let us all down as did this incumbent Victorian so-called Liberal Party who are only Liberal-Minded to themselves and hate the real workers who get the least pay or remuneration. For God’s sake don’t let Tony Abbot be the next P.M. He’ll want the workers to work for No Pay AT All !

  3. 1vimana1 says:

    If Germany brings in these dopey and now proving to be Microwave Sickness Making machines to not only Humans and Animals, but these now dopey Microwave so-called Smart Meters are adversely affecting animals and birds and bees and even benign insects like the honey bees as well which we need for plant and seed pollination as well.

    • George says:

      Well, you can use powerline communication instead of wireless.. like Yitran does…
      You can see on their site.

      • 1vimana1 says:

        We don’t need Electric Meters talking to the Power Companies via hard wire or optical cable, because that makes them telephone tapping devices for which they need a Judges’ Court Order. George you are actually promoting Spying, which is illegal. The Electric power company only needs to bill you for the power you use over the last 90 days. It’s not their B***dy Business if your toaster or your TV or your washing machine etc is running and for how long…… To Hell with these Spies peering into your and others’ lives. I have my Electric Meter box firmly padlocked STUFF THE LOT OF THESE GREEDY SNOOPING S**S.

  4. 1vimana1 says:

    Let’s hope Germany doesn’t bring in these so-called Smart Meters for their electricity customers or this will add greatly to the numbers of already Microwave Illnesses on planet Earth.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well done Germany! You are showing your are a SMART country! May your leadership on this incredibly important issue influence other countries, other governments – for the benefit of the people.

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