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

Loop: Energy Empowerment

The downside of being always plugged in … is that I’m always plugged in. That might seem a little obvious but the various shiny gadgets that I’ve accrued as a professional gadgeteer litter my house the like children and pets of more balanced individuals, all sucking electricity and draining my finances. Wouldn’t it be great … Continue reading Loop: Energy Empowerment

Energy Harvester and nPower PEG: Because kinetic energy isn’t slowing down!

Just how logical is kinetic energy? Extremely, I’d say, because unlike wind power that requires wind – too bad if it’s a still day – or solar that requires the sun – too bad if it’s a cloudy day, which is usually the case in the UK, well in Manchester anyway! – Kinetic energy relies … Continue reading Energy Harvester and nPower PEG: Because kinetic energy isn’t slowing down!

Reduce energy bills and damage inflicted by power surges with Masterplug’s new surge protected range

Have you ever had an electrical appliance damaged by a power surge? If you have, you will know how intensely infuriating power surges can be, and if you haven’t, I’m sure can appreciate how intensely infuriating such an incident would be. If your house is anything like my house, you will have a mesh of … Continue reading Reduce energy bills and damage inflicted by power surges with Masterplug’s new surge protected range

OWL wireless electricity monitor review

Have you ever wondered about how much electricity you’re using? No? Well, you should. Because if you use too much, you’re killing the planet and stealing from your children. Don’t have children? Your stealing from your family’s children. Live a solitary, lone existence and hate everyone? Well, okay – this probably isn’t the gadget for … Continue reading OWL wireless electricity monitor review