30
Jan
2012

Smart meter objections notable at municipal level

Our provincial government continues to direct the general public to BC Hydro to ''learn the facts'' about Smart Meters. That is like directing some-one to a tobacco company to learn the facts about the health benefits of cigarettes.

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Smart+meter+objections+notable+municipal+level/6060295/story.html


Costly fiasco of smart meters that don t work: Millions of devices may be replaced

Many meters could have to be stripped out altogether and reinstalled with a Government-approved model. A Daily Mail investigation has revealed how some small businesses are being charged 20p a day simply to have a smart meter while many homeowners are...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092954/Costly-fiasco-smart-meters-dont-work-Millions-devices-replaced-warns-watchdog.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


Naperville Smart Meter Awareness Calls upon City of Naperville to Come Clean

Documents released to a Naperville Smart Meter Awareness member in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act disclosed a coordinated effort between city officials and a government contractor to stifle the voice of Naperville residents.

A portion of an email exchange between City of Naperville officials and employees of government contractor West Monroe Partners LLC discloses a scheme to recruit smart grid ''ambassadors'' to work against the citizen effort to put a public question before the voters of the city...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/naperville-smart-meter-awareness-calls-upon-city-of-naperville-to-come-clean-2012-01-27


Australia

Smart meter safety charge laid

AN electrician has been charged after a woman suffered an electric shock from her newly installed smart meter.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/smart-meter-safety-charge-laid/story-e6frf7jo-1226258742440


Smart meter installers broke in: condo president

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120201/bc_steele_smart_meters_backlash_120201/20120201?hub=BritishColumbiaConsumer


Grow-ops may rise with Smart meters

By Contributed

Grand Forks Gazette It appears that your recent letter writer advocating the use of smart meters and the ability to shut down grow-ops has not been in touch with IT specialists of members of the grow-op community.

http://www.grandforksgazette.ca/opinion/letters/138501869.html


Informant: Martin Weatherall

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State regulators to vote on PG&E smart meter ''opt-out''

San Jose Mercury News

A small but well-organized group of PG&E customers worry that electromagnetic radiation from the meters' wireless mesh network is causing migraines, nausea and other health issues. They have protested on the Carmel lawn of PG&E board chairman Lee Cox,...

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_19862389

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Smart meters for energy to be voluntary

Telegraph.co.uk

The move is a victory for campaign groups and backbench MPs, who raised concerns with ministers that the devices emit electromagnetic radiation 24 hours a day and cannot be turned off. Privacy campaigners were worried that half-hourly data on energy...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/financialservices/utilities/Business-energy/9053100/Smart-meters-for-energy-to-be-voluntary.html

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Smart meters for energy to be voluntary

I have been working with my MP Bill Esterson on the smart meter project recently. Bill tabled a set of questions in Westminster last week and sparked interest from the Telegraph. We have now got a great result in the Telegraph news paper today.

Telegraph Money

Smart meters for energy to be voluntary

Plans to force households to have energy smart meters installed have been shelved over health and privacy fears.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/financialservices/utilities/Business-energy/9053100/Smart-meters-for-energy-to-be-voluntary.html


List of Parliamentary Question(s) From Bill Esterson MP

Named Day Written question to: Energy and Climate Change for answer on 02 Feb 2012 12:00 AM
What assessment he has made of the effect on health of adults of electronmagnetic radiation from smart meters and mobile phones.

Named Day Written question to: Energy and Climate Change for answer on 02 Feb 2012 12:00 AM
What assessment he has made of recent evidence into the effects on children of exposure to electromagnetic radiation from smart meters and mobile phones.

Named Day Written question to: Energy and Climate Change for answer on 02 Feb 2012 12:00 AM
What plans he has to issue guidance for the safe use of smart meters including safety from the effects of electromagnetic radiation?.

Named Day Written question to: Energy and Climate Change for answer on 02 Feb 2012 12:00 AM
What plans he has to ensure health warnings are included with new smart meters?.

Named Day Written question to: Energy and Climate Change for answer on 02 Feb 2012 12:00 AM
What recent assessment has he made of the sceintific evidence into the health effects of smart meters?


Smart Meters: Smarter Practices Document

The free e-book ''Smart Meters: Smarter Practices'' is now available on the RRT website ( http://www.radiationresearch.org ) with an option of downloading either the whole document or sections.


Eileen O'Connor
Director
EM Radiation Research Trust
http://www.radiationresearch.org

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California Follows Smart Meter Best Practice: Proactively Address Public Concerns

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

This decision is designed to address concerns of individuals who describe themselves as having electromagnetic hypersensitivity to radio frequencies (RF), and report getting headaches, fatigue, nausea and insomnia from exposure.

http://blogs.edf.org/energyexchange/2012/02/02/california-follows-smart-meter-best-practice-proactively-address-public-concerns/

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Smart Meters: Turning Up the Heat

http://groups.google.com/group/omeganews/t/af440bad525e03a5?hl=de



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