Monthly Archives: December 2014

New York Times fails to report conflicts of interest in coverage of power line health issue

By Paul Brodeur, former staff writer at the New Yorker Published in Huffington Post, December 12, 2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-brodeur/new-york-times-power-line-coverage_b_6314400.ht ml In recent days, employees of The New York Times have posted no fewer than three pieces on the newspaper’s website, asserting … Continue reading

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Alert: Disaster with Ukraine’s nuclear reactors probable with shrinking coal supply

  This is a catastrophic situation. Please read my comments following about why the lack of coal is such a serious problem. From Fort Russ, 12-7-14 http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2014/12/all-ukrainians-want-for-christmas-is.html The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine held an urgent meeting with … Continue reading

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“A Pattern of Incompetence and Fraud” — Critique of Arizona’s flawed Smart Meter report

In August 2013, the Arizona Corporation Commission requested that the Arizona Department of Health Services conduct a study of Smart Meters. The commission asked ADHS to answer whether there are health impacts from the meters and whether the radio-frequency emissions … Continue reading

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NY Times: Smart Meter program failing to deliver money or power savings, and costing thousands of jobs

From New York Times Power Savings of Smart Meters Prove Slow to Materialize By Matthew Wald, December 5, 2014 The end is in sight for the meter reader, who each month faithfully tramps through the flower beds or into the … Continue reading

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Ontario, Canada: Report by Auditor General criticizes Smart Meter program; opposition leaders say energy minister should be fired

Wynne ignores calls to fire Chiarelli energy minister over critical report on Smart Meters Allison Jones, The Canadian Press December 10, 2014 http://www.cp24.com/news/wynne-ignores-calls-to-fire-chiarelli-over-critical-report-on-smart-meters-1.2141465 TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne ignored opposition calls Wednesday to fire her energy minister over a … Continue reading

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Are there Smart Meter problems in South Africa?

It seems people are interested in Smart Meter problems and issues happening in South Africa. However, except for the articles I found several months ago, I haven’t found other news articles. There has been a news blackout on Smart Meters … Continue reading

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Florida lawmakers’ bill would improve Public Service Commission

From Tampa Bay Times By Ivan Penn, December 5, 2014 Two Tampa Bay area lawmakers announced Friday that they have filed legislation to reform the state Public Service Commission following a series of controversial decisions by regulators. Sen. John Legg, … Continue reading

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NY Times: Energy firms in secretive alliance with Attorneys General; Oklahoma Attorney General’s emails show partnership with energy companies

A very disturbing article from the New York Times about energy industry and Attorneys General working together collaboratively. An earlier investigative article dealt with lobbying http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/us/lobbyists-bearing-gifts-pursue-attorneys-general.html The language being used in these relationships and from these officials includes “rule of … Continue reading

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Listen to CPUC Commissioners talk about the smart meter opt out proposed decisions

From EMF Safety Network http://emfsafetynetwork.org/listen-to-cpuc-commissioners-talk-about-the-smart-meter-opt-out-proposed-decisions/ http://207.7.154.113:443/OnDemand/cpuc/cpuc_525b27d4-0795-462e-858e-8ca2d3caf4b9.mp4 On December 4, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) discussed the proposed decision and alternate proposed decision for the smart meter opt out proceedings.  The first three minutes President Peevey describes the proposals and … Continue reading

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December 18: Press Conference and Demonstration at the CPUC in SF

California Public Utilities Commission Thursday, December 18 8:30 AM 505 Van Ness Ave. (at McAllister), San Francisco Give CPUC President Michael Peevey the send-off into retirement that he deserves after a dozen years of corruption and complicity with corporate utilities. Protest the … Continue reading

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