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  • Smartening up to cut down energy bills
  • Smartening up to cut down energy bills
    Svein Halvor Halvorsen (2008) ©

Smartening up to cut down energy bills

New generation gas and electricity meters are helping people keep track of how much energy they’re using, and those that already have them think everyone should get involved. New research shows that people with a smart meter are most likely to recommend it their nearest and dearest.



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  • Article image Who wants to be in control of their energy bills?

    People loathe energy companies; only one in six Brits trusts them to work in their best interests. And yet, as smart meters become the norm, customers are choosing tariffs that give them less control, handing the reigns back to the providers. So what’s going on?

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    Tony Fadell, the man who helped oversee the design of Apple's iPod and iPhone, has designed a new thermostat that can 'learn' the patterns of its users.