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UK energy minister rejects 'waste of money' smart meters claim

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Re: Definition of success

Articles in 'the popular press' about fuel poverty being replaced by 'out smart meter saved us £££££'?

There is a sizeable budget for propaganda. The DECC "gaz and leccy" campaign is just the start. Soon the energy suppliers will start joining in, not because they believe in smart meters, but because we are obligated to install them (or rather to offer them).

You certainly will see stories in the press about "how the Jones family became energy-engaged by having a smart meter and saved £££". For a tiny minority this may even be true, but for most people smart meters are mere technology lacking a real purpose.

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