UK Government Supports Smart Meters

The UK government is injecting 6 million pounds to develop smart technology, to make the country's homes and businesses energy efficient.

2020 is the targeted deadline by which all homes should be equipped with smart meters to make electricity use more efficient and cut carbon emissions.

This initiative is very encouraging in terms of fighting climate change, and demonstrates the UK's keen attitude to contribute actively in preserving the planet's natural resources.

The global estimated budget for the development of smart grids is 27 billion dollars, and urgency has been given to environmental issues, ahead of the climate summit in Copenhagen this month.

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Lord Hunt, said: “Smart meters will put the power in people’s hands, enabling us all to control how much energy we use, cut emissions and cut bills."

Smart meters will be distributed across the UK by the end of 2020, according to the Government, aiming to give more control to the consumers about the choices they make in relation to energy usage, in turn allowing them to save money.

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

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