Purchasing inkjet cartridges for an energy-saving printer may be high on the list of priorities of many Britons in the near future, if new estimates regarding the cost of a government scheme are correct.

According to the Daily Mail, families across the UK could see their annual fuel bills increase by as much as £434 annually in the near future due to the fact that the administration has re-evaluated the potential cost of rolling out its smart meter initiative.

The news source noted that officials now feel the price of installing the necessary equipment in 53 million homes between 2014 and 2019 will be in excess of £11 billion, whereas initial estimates were based on an outlay of £9 billion.

This cost is expected to be passed on to customers by the nation's energy companies, meaning that taking on greener printer supplies may be a good idea for many.

Recently, Rosemary Hattersley noted in an article for PC Advisor that looking out for ink cartridge prices is essential before purchasing a new printer.