The meters should help people learn how you could save money by adjusting your consumption behaviour and by enabling you to switch providers more easily. But there are also some questions that need to be raised.
China's earthquake administration has said it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a "suspected explosion", raising fears the isolated state had conducted another nuclear bomb test.
The union which represents the country's primary school teachers is to accept the terms of the new public service pay agreement, even though 89% of its membership rejected it in a ballot held last July.
The Commission for Energy Regulation has said it will carry out a full investigation into the cause of a technical fault that resulted in odourless gas entering the network from the Corrib Gas processing terminal in north Mayo.
Human chains of rescuers sped up efforts to remove rubble from collapsed buildings in Mexico City today, assisted by dogs and heat sensors, in a bid to find survivors of the earthquake from three days ago.