Homes to get free energy monitors

April 16, 2007 9:35am CST
Every household in the UK will be able to request a free device that shows how much electricity is being used in the home at any one particular moment. Ministers are set to announce the plan in the forthcoming Energy White Paper. They hope "real-time monitors" will help cut greenhouse gas emissions and the amount of energy wasted by appliances being left on standby. The government recently committed itself to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 60% from 1990 levels by 2050. Households in the UK are responsible for about one third of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, and have been the focus of a number of recent ministerial initiatives to reduce energy consumption.
2 responses
• United States
17 Apr 07
That is really cool. I wish they would do something like that here in the states.
@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
16 Apr 07
It is good that people will be realizing what they are using if they pay attention to those monitors. I hope that on a comparable scale the businesses are required also along with factories. It takes everyone to make a real difference and it takes only one or a few to begin that process. Good luck!!