Archive for December, 2014

FortisBC : Smart Meters are not so smart

Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 3:07 pm  In response to Ian Dyck’s recent letters supporting FortisBC’s smart meter installations (AMI), Okanagan people need to know that what you can’t see will hurt you. Eminent, independent, non-industry-funded scientists with expertise in the area of electromagnetic radiation have warned us now for many years that: a) long-term, low-level, […]

Hydro-Quebec worker breaks into house to install optional smart meter

11:02 am, December 23rd, 2014   Credits: FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY SAINT-AGATHE-DES-MONTS, Que. – A Hydro-Quebec worker appears to have missed the memo that said the new smart meters are optional. The worker faces disciplinary measures for breaking into a home north of Montreal to install a new digital counter. Homeowner Lucie Racicot caught the installer […]

FEMA Warns: 130 Million Without Electricity For YEARS Following Solar Storm

Written by: Daniel Jennings Grid Threats   December 18, 2014 A massive magnetic solar storm could knock out much of the US electrical grid and leave 130 million people in the dark, a report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) concludes. The Federal Interagency Response Plan – Space Weather 2012 was released due to a […]

NDP call for a reduction in fees paid by Meter Choices B.C. Hydro users

December 18, 2014Posted in: BC Hydro VICTORIA – B.C. Hydro’s fees to customers in their Meter Choices program are too high and should be reduced, says New Democrat spokesperson for Hydro, Adrian Dix. “The fees being charged to participants in the Meter Choices program are out of step with what other utilities charge and don’t represent a reasonable […]

Strong criticism of the WHO report on cell phone radiation

Monica Kleja  Published December 17, 2014 15:05 Some 40 organizations deliver strong critique against report by the WHO Expert Group on the effects of mobile phone radiation and requires increased transparency of the experts. In November, a group of experts working for the World Health Organization drafted a major report that assesses health risks surrounding […]

Saskatchewan Meter overheated and melted

  Smart meter fails in White City  BY CLARE CLANCY/CANADIAN PRESS, LEADER-POST     DECEMBER 18, 2014 Saskatchewan’s Crown utility is investigating another smart-meter failure after one of the devices overheated and melted on Tuesday. WHITE CITY — Saskatchewan’s Crown utility is investigating another smart-meter failure after one of the devices overheated and melted on […]

World’s first medical study of smart-meter health complaints

 By André Fauteux La Maison du 21e siècle magazine Initially, Montrealer Pierre Lepage was glad to receive the letter Hydro-Québec mailed him in 2011. It announced the upcoming replacement of the six electric meters located in his basement appartment’s kitchen, by wireless “smart” meters that communicate with radiofrequency microwaves (RF/MWs). “I told myself, thanks to […]

Documents Show Navy’s Electromagnetic Warfare Training Would Harm Humans and Wildlife

Monday, 15 December 2014 10:59  By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report If the US Navy gets its way, it will begin flying Growler supersonic warplanes over Olympic National Forest and wilderness areas of the Western Olympic Peninsula next September in order to conduct electromagnetic warfare training exercises. As Truthout previously reported, this would entail flying 36 […]

Rollout of hated UK smart meters delayed again

Diddums. ‘No feasible way to maintain time-scales’ – Crapita By Kat Hall, 4 Dec 2014 The timescale for the installation of 50m smart meters at a cost of £11bn is up for revision (again), junior minister and member of the House of Lords, Baroness Verma, has admitted. By 2020, the government wants everyone to have a smart […]

Ontario auditor-general slams catch-all ‘global adjustment’ fee

  Smart meters were supposed to cost $1 billion.   In fact, the total cost will be double that amount. (even at double, the cost per meter is only $416.67 vs. $555 in BC).   The energy ministry grossly over-estimated the benefits of the smart meter program. It figured the benefit would be $600 million […]

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