Monthly Archives: March 2015

British report: Smart Meters are a potential catastrophic government IT disaster

Press Release from Institute of Directors (IoD) March 27, 2015 IoD calls for Smart Meters scheme to be ‘halted, altered or scrapped’ to avoid ‘unjustified, over-engineered and expensive mistake’ The Government’s rollout of Smart Meters, digital energy meters designed to … Continue reading

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Lobbyists go after Attorneys General; why some investigations go nowhere or don’t happen at all

From the New York Times, October 28, 2015 By Eric Lipton NYT series: Courting Favor The Peoples’ Lawyers Emails detail interactions between the office of Attorney General Pam Bondi of Florida and a law firm trying to sway her. When … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s of London excludes liability coverage for RF/EMF claims

Credit to Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in British Columbia, for bringing this information to the public.  Lloyd’s of London excludes any liability coverage for claims, “Directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to … Continue reading

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Report ranks electricity meters for risk to health, privacy, cybersecurity

From Electromagnetic, March 16, 2015 This March 15, 2015 report ranking electricity meters on their risk to health, privacy and cyber security is from Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. Dr. Powell is a retired career U.S. Government scientist who holds a … Continue reading

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March 17, U.S. Senate hearing on electric grid innovations

There is no representation of the public at this hearing. and therefore, the committee will not receive information about the myriad problems and costs of Smart Meters and the Smart Grid. NARUC will be on the panel (see previous posts on … Continue reading

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New tools for the industry to get your personal energy data

It is ridiculously easy to see and analyze someone’s energy data now. However, the states and the industry have publicly stated that data is “aggregated” – all the information clumped together and impossible to disentangle. Because of … Continue reading

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The 1971 Powell memo told U.S. Chamber of Commerce to develop multi-prong aggressive societal role, “attack the Naders”

When attempting to stop Smart Meters in local communities, members of the public have often found the Chamber of Commerce promoting Smart Meters and representing the utility companies. This memo, written in 1971 by Lewis Powell, an influential member of the … Continue reading

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