British Gas’ Hive: first look, hands-on & competition

UK energy company, British Gas, have recently unveiled their latest home innovation – the Hive system. The system looks to simplify the often confusing world of home and water heating systems, allowing for easy setting changes when they’re needed, without needing a conventional thermostat. The Hive system comes in an attractive layered box, and contains … Continue reading British Gas’ Hive: first look, hands-on & competition

Smart Energy Report: The online guide to your energy habits

Regular readers will be aware that we’ve been working with the folks at British Gas to take a look at their new smart meters. So far we’ve covered how the meters work and the benefits they bring to individual households as well as the environment in general (through encouraging us to consider our energy consumption). … Continue reading Smart Energy Report: The online guide to your energy habits

Smart Meters – A look at their global rollout

As part of our ongoing series with the folks at British Gas, this time we’re looking at the roll out of smart meters around the world. These days it’s well accepted that tackling environmental issues, such as energy consumption, is something that needs to be done at a global level. Compared to some of our European … Continue reading Smart Meters – A look at their global rollout

Update: Living with British Gas Smart Meters

We’ve already given away a digital camera as part of our collaboration with the folks at British Gas, who are looking to raise awareness and uptake of their smart meters. This week we’re going to take a look at the ‘journey so far’ and share some additional information about why this technology represents the future. … Continue reading Update: Living with British Gas Smart Meters

Win a Kodak EasyShare camera courtesy of British Gas

What’s the deal? We’ve teamed up with the folks at British Gas to look at how they’re introducing Smart Meters to their customers. This comes off the back of a recent EU directive which set the ambitious target of having smart metering systems in 80% of UK households by 2020. British Gas are seen as leading … Continue reading Win a Kodak EasyShare camera courtesy of British Gas

British Gas to roll out ‘Smart Meters’ to all homes by 2019

Like us, you’re probably well acquainted with the process of grappling around under your stairs (or some other inaccessible place) with a torch, trying to decipher your gas meter in the vain hope of getting a reading. Well, we’ve got some good news – British Gas have announced plans to provide ‘Smart Meters’ in all homes by … Continue reading British Gas to roll out ‘Smart Meters’ to all homes by 2019