Smart devices help households monitor their energy use

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Whether it’s to shrink their carbon footprint or boost their bank balance, few consumers will dispute the need for decreased energy use. Some steps are relatively easy—switching off lights, or going easy on the climate control. But for real resource management, households need to know exactly how much they’re using. To help them out, companies all over the world are launching smart energy monitoring devices and systems. A few examples we’ve spotted recently:

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