Blog > March 2011

 

DECC lays foundations for smart meters rollout

Thursday 31st March 2011

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_032/pn11_032.aspx The smart meter rollout can empower the consumer This week, the UK Government published its plans for the national rollout of smart meters, with the mass rollout to start in 2014 and to...

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How HP is leading the way in energy reduction

Tuesday 29th March 2011

HP Announces 50 Percent Improvement in energy efficiency of Products http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/03/14/hp-improves-product-energy-efficiency-by-50/ Recently, I read an article on Environmental Leader about HP announcing a 50 per cent improvement...

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Ofgem Market Review

Thursday 24th March 2011

Ofgem’s proposed overhaul of the energy supply industry, designed to tackle unfair and complex pricing, will no doubt be welcomed by energy users. However, it poses a significant challenge for utilities companies, who are facing a profound loss of trust...

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M&S reveals ‘incredible opportunities’ in energy sector

Monday 21st March 2011

Did you know that green products make up 10% of giant retail group Kingfisher’s annual turnover? This was just one interesting statistic I picked up from a recent article in The Telegraph, which pointed out, with plenty of proof points, how the market...

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The Government’s new Carbon Plan targets green power, heat and travel

Thursday 17th March 2011

I’m sure you’ve all cast your eyes over the Government’s recently published UK Carbon Plan. In case you haven’t, the document sets out Britain’s strategy on climate change, proposing strict actions, tougher domestic targets and binding deadlines for delivery....

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The low-mileage kettle and ‘basic behavioural change models’

Tuesday 15th March 2011

Few will have missed Energy Secretary Chris Huhne’s rallying for the low-carbon economy last week, urging businesses to position green products as ‘the smart choice, the fun choice’.  But to put it more bluntly, consumers will buy green if they can make...

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The key to success for UK smart meter roll out

Friday 11th March 2011

As Britain sits on the brink of mass smart meter deployment, an article on smart technology analyst website, Greenbang, has highlighted the need for Government and utilities to work together to overcome consumer distrust, or face serious consequences....

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Charging your EV from the sofa and the impact on the grid

Thursday 10th March 2011

Britain’s first mass-produced electric vehicle (EV), the Nissan LEAF, went on sale across Britain this month. British Gas has been quick to show support, announcing plans to install car charging points in homes for all new Nissan LEAF owners.   But what...

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Customer engagement is key to smart meter success, says Ovum

Friday 4th March 2011

As the earliest smart meter deployments in the US reach completion, a new Ovum report warns that most efforts by utilities to gain early customer acceptance of smart meters have been inadequate.   The result? If the smart grid industry doesn’t do more...

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