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At £11bn are they a cost effective idea as you WILL end up paying for them?
The Science and Technology Committee has found that the Government is not being clear on the benefits of smart meters.  The Government lists 11 different objectives for the project, including saving customers money on energy bills, yet the amount of money saved by individual consumers is expected to be small.
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