Category Archives: “Smart”meters

Three Attorney Generals Reject “Smart”-meters as Too Expensive after Testing

Three State Attorney Generals have solidly rejected utilities push for “smart”-meters. Michigan, Illinois and Connecticut Attorney Generals cited the exorbitant costs to consumers with no proven benefits after testing a pilot program with 10,000 customers.

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Corporate Fraud, Radiation/Light Pollution | 2 Comments

Police Force Smartmeters on Private Property

This is a press release Subject: Press Release – Police Escorted Utility (SCE) Forced Smart Meters on Private Residences (Thursday, 15 Dec 2011) Police and Electric Utility Force SmartMeters on Residences in Violation of Federal Law, U.S. and California Constitution … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Bad Acts, Education, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Smartmeter Delay – Now has Official Rules

The Calif. Public Utilities Commission President issued a new ruling on Sept. 21 formalizing “Smart”meter delay lists. Now, by September 26, 2011, PG&E’s “Smart”meter installation delay procedures must — 1. Provide information on its website that if a customer currently … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Education | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

PG&E Breaks Promise and Installs Smartmeter: Assemblyman Monning Gets it Removed

(c) Copyright 2011 Vince Tuminello Back in April I called PG&E to be put on the “Smart Meter Opt-Out Delay list” pending the PUC decision, due this year. Five weeks later PG&E installed a smart meter on my home anyway. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Bad Acts, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Finally-The First Official Recognition that Cell-Phones Could Cause Malignant Brain Cancer

Landmark News ! This morning a panel of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), changed their position declaring now that Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (of cell-phones and by association WiFi, cordless phones and Smartmeters) … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Good Acts, Radiation/Light Pollution, Understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How to Stop Smartmeter Installation at your home (877) 743-7378

PG$E has a phone number (877) 743-7378 that will stop installation of a Smartmeter at your home for about 18 months – until the PUC or the Legislature acts. Tell them you do not want a Smartmeter installed period.

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Solutions | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Why Smartmeters Need an Environmental Impact Report

The public has raised very serious concerns about PG&E Smartmeters’ fire danger, interference with medical life support equipment, non-thermal radio frequency harm to humans and wildlife, and broadcast of private personal energy use. California state law (California’s Environmental Quality Act … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Education, Public Participation, Solutions | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

PG&E Proposes Insanely Greedy and Vindictive Smartmeter Opt-Out Plan

PG&E reaffirmed their reckless “Corporate Greed Monster” reputation(1) with their Plan to financially gouge people who don’t want ‘Smart’meters. They outraged smartmeter opponents Today by proposing to charge those who prefer not to have the controversial meters $135 to refuse … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Bad Acts, Energy, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SmartER-meters Solve All the “Smart-meter” Problems

If the continually negligent Public Utilities Commission (they are jointly responsible with PG&E for the San Bruno fireball that killed 14 people: 8 known dead and 6 still missing in March 2012) had prepared an Environmental Impact Report for Smartmeters … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Education, Energy, Models, Solutions | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Privacy Violation: PG&E’s “Smart”meters Apparently Send Your Data UN-Encrypted !

The job of a Burglar and a Stalker is now easier than ever – thanks to Smartmeters. I just found a revealing section of PG&E’s Public Relations materials (always of dubious factual accuracy) that indicates that your personal data sent … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Bad Acts, Incompetence | Tagged | 5 Comments

Vital Privacy Loss: Can Smartmeters Tell Burglars When You are Away?

We need Smart-ER meters (c) Copyright 2011 David Dilworth Would you publish a newspaper ad that lets burglars know when you are going on vacation? Well, that’s essentially what “smart”meters do. Vital Privacy Lost: Smartmeters Broadcast Your Private Information: Smartmeters … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Bad Acts | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Should We Revoke PG&E’s California Charter ?

What does “Diablo Canyon’s” Nuclear power plant right near the San Andreas and Hosgri faults — have in common with : The San Bruno Pipeline explosion that killed at least 8 people, “Erin Brockovich” finding deadly Chromium 6 groundwater contamination … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Bad Acts, Education, Energy, Incompetence, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

“Smart”meter Myths

The number of false “facts” about the so-called “smart’meters is growing at an alarming rate. The “fish stories” are primarily spread by PG&E. This article intends to help clarify the factual basis of those topics we feel are most important. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Education, Understanding | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Air Conditioners Cause California’s Electric Supply Emergency

Air Conditioners are Primary Cause of California’s Electrical Supply Emergency. During peak power use air conditioners in Los Angeles and California’s Central Valley use 40 percent of our state’s electricity. In sharp contrast, in California’s coastal communities like our Monterey … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Energy, Impacts | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Fire Danger: Unknown-Safety of SmartMeters’ New Disconnect Switch

Unknown Safety of New On-Off Switch in Smart Meters: CPUC Meter Safety Testing Confirmation Needed. (c) Copyright 2011 Lance HoustonIntroduction There are numerous safety concerns with the new smart meters being installed by PG&E throughout parts of California. The new … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

What We Need in a State Smartmeter Law

A Smartmeter law needs at the minimum — 1. Halt to wireless communication (transmission) from home meters. This solves wireless threats to health and interference with medical devices and other wireless devices. Optical cable (vs wireless radio transmission) can solve … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Success: PUC “Orders” PG&E To Prepare Plan to Stop Installing Smartmeters for Californians Who Reject Them

The San Jose Mercury news reports that the California PUC has ordered PG&E to provide a way to “Opt-out” of Smartmeters for those who don’t want them.

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Good Acts, Radiation/Light Pollution, Success | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pacific Grove vs Smartmeters

Last evening the Pacific Grove City Council directed staff to prepare a resolution to send to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requesting the CPUC allow people who don’t want Smartmeters to refuse them.

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Good Acts, Pacific Grove, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Smartmeter Poem: “The Devil” by Ellen Cecil

The Devil Smart Meter Satire (c) Copyright 2011 Ellen Cecil Adapted from an original Poem by Anonymous Men don’t believe in a devil now as their fathers used to do. Yet they’ve opened the door to Smart Meter Hell to … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

PG&E Under Criminal Investigation for Killing 8 People in San Bruno?

PG&E admitted in their SEC filing this week: “Reputational harm that PG&E Corporation and the Utility may suffer depending on the outcome of the various investigations; the outcome of civil litigation; and the extent to which civil or criminal proceedings … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Good Acts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Smartmeter Radiowaves can Interfere with Medical Life Support Devices

Health harm and deaths have been caused by radio frequency devices: “Hundreds of incidents of RFI induced medical device failure have been reported, studied, and summarized.” (IEEE, “Radiofrequency Interference with Medical Devices”, 1998) “Smart”meter Radiowaves can interfere with phones, WiFi … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Are Illegal Smartmeters causing Fires in California?

California state law seems to require all electric devices hooked into the state electric power grid to have electrical certification. Are Smartmeters Illegal?

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Bad Acts, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Smartmeters on PG Agenda this Wednesday March 9th

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Pacific Grove, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Seaside Council Unanimously Adopts Emergency Smartmeter Ban Ordinance

Here is an excerpt from the brand new Emergency law : “From and after the effective date of this ordinance, no PG&E SmartMeter may be installed in or on any home, apartment, condominium or business of any type within the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Good Acts, Radiation/Light Pollution | Leave a comment

Monterey Council Unanimously Demands PG&E Stop Smartmeter Installations

A Resolution “Demanding” PG&E stop installing “Smart”meters was unanimously adopted by the City Council of Monterey tonight March 1, 2011.

Share
Posted in "Smart"meters, Good Acts, Radiation/Light Pollution | Tagged , | Leave a comment