“I am writing to all party leaders today seeking their support for a member’s bill which is based on recommendations I made in my report on smart meters, tabled in the House last year”, said Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright.
The Commissioner was referring to David Clendon, Green Party Member of Parliament , and his Smart Meters (Consumer Choice) Bill which was drawn from the ballot on Tuesday.
“I urge party leaders to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to debate this extremely important issue. Supporting the bill to select committee will allow MPs to question why consumers and the environment are set to miss out on the benefits of really smart technology.”
“With news today that electricity companies are raising prices, it’s critical that really smart meters are rolled out to help deliver electricity savings to consumers”, said Dr Wright. “By managing the demand for electricity better we will all be better off, including our environment”.