handheld-energy-meter.jpgEvery household in Britain should by 2020 be able to cut its energy bills and carbon footprint using “smart meters” and handheld devices to control energy use closely, the government said on Monday.

Britain plans to replace all existing electricity and gas meters — often clunky objects hidden away amid domestic clutter in dark understairs cupboards — with easily viewed devices that show consumers exactly how much energy they are using, including by individual appliances.

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