Smart meters are a 21st century panopticon: a way to ensure that you are constantly under surveillance, and always under control."
Already plans for electricity rationing are to come into effect beginning 1 January 2024.
Times are tough for businesses old and new, but the pace of change in many sectors this year will be relentless
Homes with smart meters to be paid £3 per KW hour to boost use at night and take strain off power grid
Scheme encourages customers with smart meters to use less energy at peak times and reduce carbon emissions
John Curtis, Ray Chalker and Andrew Pearson on the sheer frustration of having smart meters that don’t work
Hundreds of readers tell of lost connectivity as official figures show millions of devices have to be read manually
I can’t have Octopus Energy’s Go tariff because the meter would interfere with air force systems
The Government is considering giving energy networks the power to switch off a household’s energy supply without warning or compensation for those affected.
We just wanted the money to pay to have the circuit board repaired
Vulnerable 94-year-old’s boiler had to be scrapped following work by SSE
From energy-saving bulbs to leak detectors, smart tech offers many benefits at the touch of a button
Government decision follows critics saying 2020 deadline had no chance of being met
Consumers are left footing the bill when a much-vaunted new technology goes wrongValerie Cooper has always budgeted carefully in order to pay her utility bills on time...
National Audit Office says that with 39m meters still to be replaced, government has no chance of hitting 2020 deadline
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