Monthly Archives: March 2020

Meter choice bill introduced in Michigan legislature — H.B. 5606; also requires grounding and 120 kV surge protection for advanced meters

On March 10, Representatives Sue Allors and Steven Johnson introduced H.B. 5606 in the Michigan House of Representatives. The provisions in House Bill 5606 include: A utility customer may choose to have a traditional analog electromechanical meter or an advanced … Continue reading

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France: Energy companies EDF and Engie cited for violating data protection rules

From L’Usine Nouvelle / Robin des Toits Why the CNIL pins the Linky 22 February 2020 The sling against Linky is not likely to weaken. The National Commission for Computing and Liberties (CNIL) has just put EDF and Engie on notice for their management … Continue reading

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France: Thousands participate in joint legal action against Linky/Smart meters

From Robin des Toits / France TV Info For the past four years and the appearance of the Linky electric meter, many people have opposed their installation in their homes. In Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), lawyers propose to take collective action against Enedis, … Continue reading

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German govt. expert: Smart Meters are access points to electricity grid, hacking the grid from private homes possible

“Introducing smart meters means you install access points to the electricity grid in private homes,” said Reinhard Gruenwald, an energy expert at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag, a scientific institution advising German lawmakers. “You can’t physically … Continue reading

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1971 Powell memo to U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged broad action through societal structures to “attack the (Ralph) Naders”

When attempting to stop Smart Meters and other wireless deployments in local communities and educate local officials, members of the public often find the Chamber of Commerce promoting these technologies and supporting the utility and wireless companies. The Powell memo, … Continue reading

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Utilities’ profit recipe: spend more / Wall Street Journal

So long as electricity consumption is growing, utilities can spread hefty costs across their customers without increasing rates. But since 2008, power sales haven’t been growing fast enough to absorb the impact of all the added spending. To expand regulator-imposed … Continue reading

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Hydro-Québec warning about propane tanks and Smart Meters

Originally posted June 2015: FROM HYDRO-QUÉBEC: Survey of electricity meters near propane tanks  Dear Customer: Hydro-Québec has agreed with the Régie du bâtiment du Québec [Québec Building Board] to survey all of our customers’ outdoor electricity meters to ensure compliance with standards governing … Continue reading

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EPA appoints PG&E attorney to lead West Coast office

From AP News February 12, 2020 The Environmental Protection Agency has named a former attorney for the nation’s largest utility to head its West Coast office, replacing the regional director ousted from the post last week. John Busterud, who worked … Continue reading

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Be the voice for babies, kids, pets, wildlife — wireless radiation is air pollution

Used by permission Image by Barb Payne/Information Time catalyst4sense at gmail.com from: The Voice Lesson

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