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Smart meters aren’t a bright idea

THE TIMES JUNE 9, 2011 Editor, the Times: BC Hydro has been hitting the hustings lately with the message that its wireless smart meter program will save us money – it won’t. And that we need it – we don’t. Where the utility company introduced it in California, the residential rates went up by as […]


Concerned citizens will be travelling to Victoria to demonstrate opposition to the BC Hydro plan at the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday, JUNE 1st 2011 at 12 noon.

At the same time, Energy Critic John Horgan, MLA, and Sue Hammel, MLA, are presenting petitions with hundreds of signatures to the Legislative Assembly, demanding a halt to the smart metering and infrastructure program, before the session ends on Thursday, June 2nd

Hydro’s smart meters are massive blunders

SURREY NOW MAY 31, 2011 7:06 AM The Editor, Recently, a new kid has appeared on the technological block. And, oh joy, Surrey could likely be one of BC Hydro’s seven provincial “hubs” for this technology. BC Hydro’s misguided plan to deploy wireless “smart meters” throughout B.C. is being inaccurately promoted as a “green initiative” and […]

Smart meters set to roll out in Kamloops

MAY 27, 2011 BY CAM FORTEMS DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTER Kamloops will be one of seven provincial hubs for BC Hydro’s billion-dollar smart metering program set to roll out this fall. The Crown corporation has started an advertising campaign in markets across B.C., including here, to prepare homeowners for new meters with capabilities it says […]

Customers win Rights to Choose from Opt-out Options

MPUC votes to require smart meter opt-out program for consumers – May 18, 2011 Source:  Maine Public Utilities Commission The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted to require Central Maine Power (CMP) to offer an opt-out program for customers who choose not to have a standard smart meter installed as part of CMP’s smart meter […]

No faith those meters are really ‘smart’

A letter-writer suggests that the “smart meters” B.C. Hydro is installing in homes are both unsafe and insecure, as a result of the wireless technology the meters employ. Photograph by: Bill Keay, Postmedia News, Times Colonist B.C. Hydro’s ad promoting the “smart meters” it plans to install in July claimed they will keep rates lower. […]

Smart meters should be matter of choice

by Sue Earle, Salt Spring Island – Times Colonist Life section – May 21, 2011: B.C. Hydro is installing smart meters around B.C., and Saltspring has been targeted for blanket installations. We are opposed to this, as our own experience, as well as much research, shows that this wireless technology has a deleterious effect […]

Beware of wireless smart meters and effects

Dear Editor, Oliver Chronicle : May 18th 2011 Recently I have learned that FortisBC plans to replace our power meters with a wireless meter.  The new meters will be able to read the amount of electrical use of all appliances and outlets in our home every few minutes throughout the day. This wireless radiation will […]

The Smart Meter Rebellion

By Rosalind Peterson May 3, 2011 Across the United States a quiet rebellion is starting to gain momentum as reports about SMART METERS have begun to find their way into to local newspapers, radio, and television news. In California, as Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), began to roll-out their SMART Meter installation program, […]

Wireless meter needs attention

Peace Arch News: Published: April 12, 2011 3:00 PM Wireless meter needs attention Do ‘smart meters’ pose a health hazard? People who are sensitive to the effects of electromagnetic radiation have the freedom to limit cellphone use or choose a wired computer connection, but smart meters take away the choice to manage radiation exposure even […]

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