Monthly Archives: November 2014

Take Back Your Power — upcoming screenings

19 Nov – St. Louis, MO, USA – flyer 22 Nov – Seattle, WA (w/Josh) – flyer 25 Nov – Tairua, NZ – flyer 01 Dec – Belgrave, VIC, Australia – tickets 10 Dec – Royal Oak, MI, USA (w/Josh) – flyer … Continue reading

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CPUC tries to establish sole jurisdiction over utilities in opt-out proceeding

The CPUC is attempting to establish a legal precedent that it has sole authority over utilities and the public in utility matters. California law clearly states that the CPUC shares authority with other entities in regulating the utilities, but the Proposed … Continue reading

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U.S. commissioners vote tomorrow on industry-friendly resolutions on Smart Grid, nuclear energy, power plant emissions — update

Update 12-20-14: The resolutions were adopted. Here is the link to the final resolutions — ————————————————————————— November 18, 2014 – These resolutions, if adopted, become the official position of United States utility regulatory commissions. Click to access 14%201117-NARUC-Board-Substantive-Resolutions-Packet.pdf Write … Continue reading

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Annual conference highlights cozy relationship between utility regulators and industry

No mission statement could so clearly spell out the goals and objectives of utility regulatory commissioners as their actions this week at their annual conference held in San Francisco. The National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners — NARUC — is … Continue reading

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Canada: BC coalition calls for Energy Minister’s resignation over Itron Smart Meter failures, demands investigation

Nov 1, 2014 Posted by Citizens for Safe Technology: Press Release from the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, October 28, 2014, excerpts ” It’s time for a full independent investigation into BC Hydro’s smart meter program. “There have been far more … Continue reading

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Weslaco, Texas: $48,000 water bill; 30% of Smart Meter water bills are 10X – 1000X times higher than actual water use

From the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, 5 On Your Side reports Weslaco Bills Resident $48,000 for Water Service Sept. 11, 2014 WESLACO – A Weslaco resident says the city is billing her thousands of dollars for water service. Lesvia Sepulveda … Continue reading

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SaskPower CEO Robert Watson resigns over Smart Meter controversy

From Citizens For Safe Technology, October 27, 2014: Review said Crown utility didn’t adequately look after safety concerns BACKGROUND July 15, 2014  Smart meter installations on hold as SaskPower probes fires. July 30, 2014 SaskPower to remove 105,000 smart meters … Continue reading

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Canadian report on Smart Meters finds warning signs ignored, customer safety not high enough priority for SaskPower

From CBC News, October 27, 2014 Moisture and other contaminants got into Sensus smart meters, says an engineering report that’s part of the CIC smart meter review. (CIC Smart Meter Review) Related Stories Sask. let ‘unqualified’ workers install meters, NDP says NDP … Continue reading

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