Reporter’s Blog

Not so smart meters You can’t get a smart meter for love nor money. At least, so says a man who has gone out of his way to get his hands on one, without any luck. Last week the Energy Secretary has talked up the benefits of smart meters and British Gas announced plans to […]

Consumers the only ‘obstacle’ to smart homes

Consumers are the only “obstacle” to the success of so-called ‘smart’ meters and homes. That’s the view of Pilgrim Beart, founder of AlertMe which makes energy monitors for homeowners to check up on their energy use. The serial entrepreneur and ex-Silicon Valley programmer made the claim at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s annual Clerk […]