[No mention of health or privacy impacts but a very good article from today’s Mail Online. Bear in mind that, whilst Sir Bob is keeping quiet about how much he has been paid to trumpet reckless, environmentally-devastating and decidedly non-green ‘Smart’ Meters, his fee will have come from the staggering £100mn budget that has been sequestered for advertising these Scam Meters to the public.]
- Minister and Bob Geldof to launch £11bn scheme to make us all use ‘green’ meters… which other EU nations rejected
- Project will be launched this week despite fears they will not work and they pose a security risk to power supplies
- Energy companies will begin the mass installation of smart meters next year and expense will be passed on to customers
A Government plan to put ‘smart meters’ into every British home – costing households £200 each – will be launched this week despite fears they will not work and that they pose a security risk to power supplies.
The £11 billion project, introduced to meet EU green targets, is supposed to cut down energy consumption and reduce bills.
But official reports seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal that: trials show consumers with smart meters save far less energy than predicted; five countries considering such a plan have decided it would cost more money than it saves; the meters do not work in a third of British homes, including high-rise flats, basements and those in rural areas: hackers and cyber-terrorists could break into the system causing chaos in the national grid, or carry out large-scale fraud by fiddling bills.
Energy companies will begin the mass installation of smart meters next year at a cost of at least £200 per home, and have admitted the expense will be passed on to customers.