One of the recommendations of the recent G20 summit is that:
“Participating countries will work together to accelerate the development of new ways to improve the energy efficiency of networked devices. In 2015, this work will include consideration of options for goals for reducing the global standby mode energy consumption of networked devices”
So these “networked devices”, such as smart meters, are consuming too much electricity? Even when they’re in stand-by mode, which according to the power companies, is something like 23 hours and 56 minutes a day. And meanwhile we’re being told to switch off our appliances at the wall in order to stop wasting precious electricity on stand-by mode.
And apparently these smart meters are enabling us, the consumers, “to reduce our electricity consumption”, while at the same time, enabling the power companies to increase people’s electricity consumption to run this networked device in stand-by mode most of the day. And who is paying to run the smart meter in stand-by mode?
Obviously I’m not as smart as a smart meter because this isn’t making sense to me…..