Archive for July, 2012

I tweeted Tuesday that 1/2 of us don’t take basic actions to save electricity in our homes (citing Greenwise) and wondered whether all that wasted electricity might be equivalent to a nuclear power station. When I got home I took a stab at the numbers.

The verdict? There’s more than just one nuclear power station lurking in that wastage.


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The Daily Mail and others have recently been fomenting anxiety to do with smart metering. A spy in every home! The energy companies will know when you have a poo! Etc. There’s no questions that privacy is a critical issue for smart metering. But the recent media hysteria has been extremely unhelpful in promoting reasonable discussion.

Darren over at Bealers.com has written up an excellent summary of smart metering privacy facts. Worth a read.

Here’s the upshot: (more…)

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