Archive for category Sharon Noble

Regulator rules smart meters not a fire risk but wants more information from utilities

BC Utilities Commission rejects citizen’s complaint over alleged Hydro power meter dangers By Bob Mackin | Aug. 29, 2016, 2:58 p.m. BC Hydro began installing smart meters in 2012 under a $1 billion program to increase energy efficiency, sparking customer fears of billing and rate hikes, loss of privacy and harms to health | Submitted The BC Utilities […]

CFAX : Sharon Noble on Smart Meters

Sharon Noble, the director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC is interviewed by CFAX 1070 AM Ian Jessop. June 6, 2016

CERTIFICATION BODY (UL) DECLARES SMART METERS TO BE FIRE HAZARDS.

Smart meters have failed, melted and caused fires in British Columbia. While BC Hydro continues to deny that these devices pose risk of fires, Underwriters Laboratory admits it in its introduction of a “voluntary” standard: “… design flaws in smart meter units have been known to cause serious fire hazards and spotty performance. This has caused […]

Letter: Class action sought vs BC Hydro’s smart meters

posted Dec 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM To the editor: Commencing December 7, 2015, the truth about BCHydro’s flagrant disregard of our Charter Rights will be presented to the Supreme Court of BC. The proceedings centre around the deployment of their microwave radiation (MWR)-emitting smart meter program. The plaintiffs are applying for the judge’s approval and certification of […]

Court told Itron meters are a Fire Hazard

Reed_Answering_Brief INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL UNION NO. 69    page 2 – “On November 4, 2014, the Judge issued his recommended Decision and Order. In his Decision and Order, the Judge found that Respondent unlawfully discharged employee Bobby Reed for engaging in protected concerted activity and/or union activity, when he testified in a […]

FIRES – Freedom of Information Requests

The Director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters  is attempting to gather information pertaining to potential smart meter fires and failures. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIP Act) allows the public to obtain information regarding governmental agencies to determine if they are operating within the parameters of the law,  how they are using our […]

Lloyd’s of London excludes coverage for RF/EMR claims

Letter to Government from Sharon Noble – Director of Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC (includes A&E Policy Document) Premier Clark, Mr. Bennett and Mr. Reimer, RE: Lloyd’s of London excludes coverage for claims caused by exposure to non-ionizing radiation. “Based on inaccurate information provided by ITRON, Health Canada and Dr. Perry Kendall, you […]

BC’s Itron smart meters put lives and homes at risk — who is looking out for us?

January 28, 2015 • For Immediate Release Smart meters have design flaws that have caused fires across North America, including in British Columbia. In Saskatchewan, Oregon, Florida, and now Ontario, measures are being taken to protect residents. Meanwhile in BC, Energy Minister Bill Bennett and BC Hydro refuse to acknowledge this fire hazard exists, allowing […]

One more promise by BC Hydro is being broken

Dear Prem. Clark, One more promise by BC Hydro is being broken. I have dozens of letters sent to people saying that if they are on the “Do not install list” or “Delayed Installation” list or whatever term Hydro is using today, Hydro will not put a meter on a home until they’ve given direct […]