Monthly Archives: March 2017

UK: EDF customers heading for surprise winter bills after smart meters failed to send data for four months

EDS deflected responsibility for its faulty equipment on to customers. EDF told Computing that it is the responsibility of the customer to check if payment amounts are correct. Furthermore, we were also told that customers should be using a ‘belt-and-braces approach’, … Continue reading

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Michigan: Sen. Patrick Colbeck talks about security problems and other threats with Smart Meters

8 minute testimony by Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck on the vulnerabilities of smart meters. He has a highly technical background in aerospace and states what many of us have said for years regarding their threats to individuals and the grid. … Continue reading

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Radiotelemetry and wildlife: Highlighting a gap in the knowledge on radiofrequency radiation effects

From Science Direct Science of The Total Environment Volume 543, Part A, 1 February 2016, Pages 662–669 Review Radiotelemetry and wildlife: Highlighting a gap in the knowledge on radiofrequency radiation effects Alfonso Balmori http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.073 Highlights Radiotracking may induce negative effects … Continue reading

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UK: ‘Error’ causes SSE smart meters to tell customers they’d spent £20k on gas and electricity in just one day

From the Sun March 5, 2017 By Kathryn Cain The company said no one would be charged extra due to the fault. CUSTOMERS were being quoted thousands of pounds for one DAY’s worth of gas and electricity due to a … Continue reading

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Netherlands: 750,000 Liander smart energy meters may give wrong readings, errors of up to 600%

Leferink told the paper he had reported his initial findings to Liander in 2015. From Dutch News March 5, 2017 Some 750,000 ‘smart’ electricity meters installed in Dutch homes over the past few years may not work properly, according to … Continue reading

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Netherlands study: electronic energy meters’ false readings almost 6 times higher than actual energy consumption

The greatest inaccuracies were seen when dimmers combined with energy saving light bulbs and LED bulbs were connected to the system. From University of Twente, Netherlands March 3, 2017 Some electronic energy meters can give false readings that are up … Continue reading

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ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world’s largest e-waste dump in Ghana

Where is the accountability? From RT Published on Jun 1, 2016 E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country’s most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. … Continue reading

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