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Breaking: New York utility company ordered to stop charging “opt-out” fees

From the Times Herald-Record By Chris McKenna October 19, 2017 Central Hudson Gas & Electric was ordered Thursday to stop charging residential customers a $6 monthly “opt-out” fee if they refused meters the utility can read remotely because they fear that … Continue reading

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Maine: Bill eliminating opt-out fees gets state hearing February 14

Maine Legislature February 14, 2017 Hearing:  Energy, Utilities, & Technology Committee 1 PM EST Hearing on SP 75 / LD 229 (introduced by Maine Senator Dave Miramant) Audio Broadcast Page: http://legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Audio/211 SP 75/LD 229 An Act To Prohibit an Electric Utility … Continue reading

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Maine: CMP customers who refuse to pay opt-out fees get disconnect notices

In Maine, people have been fighting Smart Meters at the public utility commission and in the courts. In addition, some customers of Central Maine Power have refused to pay Smart Meter opt-out fees ordered by the PUC. They have clearly … Continue reading

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Maryland: Pepco disconnects electricity to family refusing to pay opt-out fees despite heat wave

The newspaper uses the key phrase “lack of any conclusive evidence”. This and similar phrases are repeatedly used by utility companies and regulatory agencies to confuse and deny.  Who is responsible for “concluding?” With the rampant conflicts of interest throughout … Continue reading

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North Carolina: Experts support public objection to Duke Energy Smart Meters

From the News & Observer Duke Energy proposes $150 opt-out fee to customers who don’t want a smart meter August 3, 2016 By John Murawski jmurawski@newsobserver.com A meter reader reads a customer’s electric meter and keys the information into a … Continue reading

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