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Smart meters: good idea or a lot of hot air? – U.K. Telegraph

If anyone needed convincing about the insecurity of Britain’s energy policy, then the news that some of our biggest wind farms were last week producing just enough power to boil a few hundred kettles should help. It is the obvious … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Big Brother to switch off your fridge: Power giants to make millions – but you must pay for ‘sinister’ technology

Computer chips will take control of home appliances when energy is low Sensors will detect spikes in demand for power and when grid struggles to meet it, will temporarily shut off appliances Can shut down supply without warning – or … Continue reading

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