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Global VP and Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP. Previously independent analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech, Analyst for RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice. Co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange. Tom serves on the Advisory Boards of SmartCities World and

One response to “No, energy is not too cheap!”

  1. Mike Goldman

    Dear Mr. Raftery,

    A Different Perspective
    I prefer that smart grid “control’ of our lives stop before it enters the home. Let it make the power grid smarter and more reliable. But, why does it have to adversely affect the quality of life that we enjoy now? Do we really have to be “forced” to consider an optimal time to wash and dry our clothes? Or when to take a shower? Or when to enjoy our electronics? Who really wants to live that way? We should be trying to find efficient ways to increase our energy supply and enjoy its benefits. Why are we so willing to accept “big brother” fine tuning our lives if it really is not necessary? Energy is fairly plentiful. Let us all continue to enjoy using it.