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Skeptics say new meters not so smart

Skeptics say new meters not so smart
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POSTED: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 4:06am

UPDATED: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 3:31pm

Some homeowners worried about privacy and health risks

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; For a few homeowners, having a smart meter doesn't seem like a bright idea.

They're worried about privacy, health risks and their lack of choice in the matter. The Public Utility Commission last month began evaluating whether to let electric customers opt out of the devices. To read more on this story, head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Skeptics-say-new-meters-not-so-smart-3414265.php
 

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SMART METERS REJECTED

Palo Alto, The Brain of California’s Silicon Valley, Rejects Smart Meters.

After evaluating smart meters for three years, Palo Alto determined that Smart Meter benefits are overstated & Smart Meter COSTS are greater than benefits.

So installing smart meters is NOT more energy efficient and the $$$ burden is forced onto customers to pay utility company investments & expenses for decades.

http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/no-smart-meters-for-palo-alto-before-...

Tin Foil Hats Were Right This Time

SMART METERS – 100 TIMES MORE RADIATION THAN CELL PHONES.
 Video Interview: Nuclear Scientist, Daniel Hirsch, (5 minutes)
http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/04/20/daniel-hirsch-on-ccsts-fuzzy-math/


The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION May 31 2011 placed the Non-ionizing radiation coming from Smart Meters (& some other wireless devices) on the Class 2-B CARCINOGEN LIST.
http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

SMART METER PRIVACY VIOLATIONS
Must-See 4-minute youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8JNFr_j6kdI

SKYROCKETING UTILITY BILLS AFTER SMART METER INSTALLATION
TV News Video (3 minutes)
http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/63581287.html?tab=video

CIA DIRECTOR JAMES WOOLSEY CALLS SMART GRID “STUPID” Due To National Security Problems Caused By So-Called Smart Meters.
News Video (1 minute)
http://www.energynow.com/video/2011/08/10/preview-mix-james-woolsey

SMART METERS ARE ONLY GOOD FOR UTILITY COMPANY EXECUTIVES.

A. Utility bills are increasing where smart meters are installed.

B. Customer information from smart meters is not real time and is NOT formatted for customers so it does NOT change customer behavior towards conservation.

C. The cost - benefit of smart meters is horrendous for customers and is being promoted to profit the utility companies and their suppliers, not customers or our environment.

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