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Why 50 million smart meters still haven’t fixed America’s energy habits

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Many studies suggest that providing real-time feedback about an individual’s energy use can change their behavior. One of the most compelling in this respect, by Katrina Jessoe and David Rapson at the University of California at Davis, came out last year in the journal American Economic Review. It examined 437 Connecticut households, which had been randomly assigned to one of three groups. All of the households received smart meters that transmitted electricity use information every 15 minutes —  and for the control group, that’s all they received. Technology alone is not enough to help people save energy. The article tries to explain what we do need to get people to start saving energy. Source: Why 50 million smart meters still haven’t fixed America’s energy habits

E.ON Saving Energy Toolkit Passes One Million UK Signups | Engerati – Energy Management

May 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Saving Energy Toolkit provides customers with personalized insights and tips on the actions they can take to save energy such as unplugging unused devices, setting thermostats more wisely and turning off unused lights. Of those that have signed up for the toolkit, more than 500,000 customers have completed a simple ‘What Uses Most’ online audit to help them understand what drives up energy costs the most. Source: E.ON Saving Energy Toolkit Passes One Million UK Signups | Engerati – Energy Management