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California power shut-offs pose fire risk due to Smart Meters

In the report I released this summer on Smart Meter fire and electrical hazards, I explained the dangers which electrical surges pose to digital electronic meters. This week PG&E will activate Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in many California counties. … Continue reading

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California PUC directs utilities to expand Energy Atlas — disaggregated energy data “to reveal previously undetectable patterns” online

From California Public Utilities Commission California Smart Grid: 2018 Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature Released February 2019 p. 29 Energy Atlas: A Geospatial Tool to Combat Climate Change Since 2014, the CPUC has been part of a group … Continue reading

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Oregon: Portland starts charging fines for missing Home Energy Scores

From the City of Portland: July 12, 2019 City to start charging fines for missing Home Energy Scores The Home Energy Score requirement went into effect January 1, 2018. Since then, more than 13,000 homes have received a score. City … Continue reading

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Aclara admits Smart Meters will provide detailed information on you and your home

For years, utility companies and regulatory commissions have denied that Smart Meter “aggregate” (or bulk) customer energy data could be broken down to provide details of what is used in a home or building. And for years, security experts have … Continue reading

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Canada: Experts call for delaying 5G deployment due to health risks

This press briefing preceded a medical symposium May 31, 2019  on electromagnetic sensitivity and treatment options. More information on the symposium at http://c4st.org/ontario-doctors-warn-of-rising-health-care-costs-after-5g-roll-out/

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California: The Utility Reform Network (TURN) honors cell tower promoter Sen. Ben Hueso as “Public Health Champion”

From TURN, Winter 2019 Though TURN was n early champion of communities in fighting  Smart Meters, that support disappeared after TURN’s Michel Florio was appointed to the CPUC. CPUC-PG&E emails released after several lawsuits showed that Florio helped judge shop … Continue reading

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New report: Fire and electrical hazards of Smart Meters and digital utility meters

Smart Meters and other digital utility meters are electronic devices which vary considerably from traditional analog electromechanical meters. Differences in design and function, including basic design flaws ignoring National Electrical Code rules, create an enormous fire and electrical hazard in … Continue reading

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