Opposition to utility “smart” meters (electric, gas, and water) has been ongoing worldwide since they started being deployed over a decade ago. In the U.K., an increasing number of complaints and issues have been making headlines, most notably because ½ million of the poorest households have been forced to accept prepayment smart meters which can make their bills even higher! In fact, some may be able to take legal action because of this growing injustice. Last month the Minister of State for Energy and Climate announced he would be “monitoring the situation closely”. In the meantime, vulnerable consumers still seem to be at significant risk for having their power shut off.
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