Dr. Leeka Kheifets, lately of UCLA, but also connected to the utility industry’s Electric Power Research Institute and the World Health Organization conflict-of-interest filled EMF Project, has frequently appeared for PG&E, APS, and other utility companies to vouch for Smart Meter and wireless safety.
What does an industry “expert” like Leeka Kheifets get paid for her testimony?
Arizona Public Service, an investor-owned utility company, used Kheifets in 2011 for a Smart Meter workshop on radio frequency “concerns”. In its current rate case, APS was asked what she was paid for that one-day appearance.
APS refused to say, but was ordered by the Administrative Law Judge to answer. This is what APS finally said:
APS retained Dr. Kheifets to present on behalf of the Company at the Commission’s September 8, 2011 workshop regarding radio frequency concerns for a total remuneration of $14,681.14.
That’s quite profitable.
Is that a conflict of interest? Yes, it is.