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Smart meters too costly – 6PR Radio Interiew Perth

Economic experts are calling the federal government’s push for smart metering the wrong move for consumers. Paul Murray spoke to Danny Price from Frontier Economics Australia who says the required investment for smart meters in Australia may not justify the … Continue reading

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Digital [smart] meters not so smart | Star Dandenong

CITY of Greater Dandenong is planning to refuse smart meters on council property, with one councillor questioning whether they’re “an electrical form of asbestos”. Residents concerned about the health impacts of the digital meters have contacted several councillors asking for … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Gillard reiterates that smart meters are not compulsory

Transcript of Prime Minister’s Interview with Charlie Pickering, Carrie Bickmore & Scott Dooley – The Project FRI 07 DECEMBER 2012 HOST: They say that if you can remember being at COAG, then you weren’t really there. Someone who definitely was … Continue reading

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Smart power meters: a clever idea? QLD

More than 400,000 electronic power meters have already been installed across southeast Queensland as debate rages over whether “smart meters” will help curb electricity price rises. Ahead of a meeting with state premiers on Friday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has … Continue reading

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Smart meters spark national electricity argument

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has elevated the humble electricity meter box on the side of the suburban house to the centre of the national political debate. She claimed on Sunday that installing so-called smart or interval meters could save households … Continue reading

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Smart move, but not for consumers – The Age

DO WE really want to check our smart meters every time we turn on the dishwasher, take a shower or toast a slice of bread? Has anybody wondered why almost every power company and lobby group in the country is … Continue reading

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Switch off and get paid

CONSUMERS will be able to cut their electricity bills by agreeing to companies remotely switching off their appliances during spikes in demand. The proposal is part of a package of federal government reforms expected to back ”cost-reflective pricing”. This will … Continue reading

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