Smart meters in every home will cost each household more than £300
Households will end up paying more than four times than they need to for smart meters because energy companies are not making a fair contribution, according to Which?.
By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
Published: 7:00AM BST 31 Jul 2009
The new intelligent electronic electricity and gas readers, that give more accurate information about how much energy is being used by different appliances, will be installed in every home by 2020 in order to cut energy use.
At the moment the Government expects the consumer to pay the £11 billion cost by paying £15.78 extra per annum on electricity bills over the next 20 years, or a total of £315.60.
However a new Which? report points out that energy companies will be saving millions of pounds because there will be less need to check meters or estimate readings. (...)
Once the meters have been fitted, households could save £1.43 per annum because they will be better able to monitor energy use. (...)
Terei lido bem? Os consumidores ingleses vão gastar nos próximos vinte anos £315.60 para instalar uns contadores que lhes permitirão poupar £1.49 por ano?
Desde quando é que nos transformámos todos em carneiros? Será preciso um novo Gandhi para explicar o que se pode fazer em termos de desobediência civil?
Have I read correctly? Are British consumers going to pay £315.60 over the next twenty years to install some meters which will save them £1.49 yearly?
When did we all become sheep? Is a new Gandhi needed to explain how civil disobedience can be used?