Smart meters don’t make us any smarter about energy use

By Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University and Sarah Royston Originally published in (more…)

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Spatial Variation in Energy Use, Attitudes and Behaviours: Implications for Smart Grids and Energy Demand, 7 February 2014

Whilst publicly available data on the spatial variation of existing energy demand has improved significantly in recent years (e.g. DECC Sub-national Energy Consumption Statistics), the focus of analysis is still overwhelmingly at the national or regional level. However, local and regional variation in energy use habits, in perceptions and uptake of low carbon technologies (electric vehicles,…

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