Why such a long wait for smart meters?

I remember watching Joanne Carr of the charity National Energy Action explain (it must be more than eight or nine years ago) the benefits of smart meters to a group of the National Energy Action’s business supporters. I should explain that national Energy Action is one of those curious British institutions – a charity supported by the government and energy companies and other related businesses to lobby the government to abolish what is called “fuel poverty”. National Energy Action is in effect paid by the government to push the government to do more for those in fuel poverty. Continue reading