Blog > April 2011


Working together is key to future energy management

Wednesday 27th April 2011

I recently read an article in The Guardian that stated the demand for electricity is expected to triple by 2050. It’s a scary thought, especially when you consider that the Government’s main aim over the next 20 odd years will be to reduce carbon emissions,...

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Why smart meters need to get smarter

Tuesday 19th April 2011

The Guardian’s environment editor, John Vidal, recently blogged about smart meters potentially lining the pockets of power firms, asking: “do we really want power companies to micro-manage our electricity supplies – and charge us a premium rate for doing...

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WWF resignation from zero carbon homes taskforce highlights need for appliance-level energy data

Thursday 14th April 2011

This month, the WWF announced its resignation from the UK Government’s zero carbon homes taskforce, claiming the approach is now ‘effectively useless’ as it no longer includes emissions from electrical appliances in the home.   Previous government...

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Winter fuel bills deliver a shock

Tuesday 12th April 2011

With millions of Britons reeling from the shock of their winter fuel bills last weekend, Mark Todd, director of was recently quoted as saying that, “This is the latest grim chapter in the unfolding story of austerity Britain for the...

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The global influence on rising energy bills

Friday 8th April 2011

The recent natural disaster in Japan and unrest in Libya are weighing heavily on the worlds consciousness. But, while these events might seem millions of miles away for the average British consumer, the reality is that it’s about to start affecting the...

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Why is the European Commission backing smart meters?

Tuesday 5th April 2011

The European Commission (EC) recently announced it is betting on smart metering and tougher power consumption rules for electronics to help get Europe on track to meet its energy efficiency targets. The EC also highlighted that if Europe continues its...

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