Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mayor Makes Appeal to the Conscience of Legislators on Smart Meters

The following guest editorial about smart meters was written by John Ranns, the longtime Mayor of the District of Metchosin located on the southern coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Mayor Ranns initially wrote the guest editorial in … Continue reading

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Worcester, MA City Council Committee Requests “Smart Grid” Delay

WORCESTER, Massachusetts — A Worcester City Council subcommittee is calling for a one-year postponement in National Grid’s “smart grid” pilot program. This article and video will demonstrate that the utility company doesn’t care about the canary in the coal mine … … Continue reading

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“Smart Meter Backlash … Catching on Everywhere”

According to SmartGridNews.com: “Smart meter backlash is ‘mass hysteria.’  (And it’s catching on everywhere.)” Well, most of the above headline is correct, except for the “mass hysteria” part. As one major U.S. utility has admitted, “There is no rational basis … Continue reading

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The Health Argument Against Wireless Smart Meters

[Editor Note:  This blog article highlights a document authored by Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.  The document makes a strong case against the use of wireless smart meters and  for replacing them with safe metering technology.  Although specific mention is made in … Continue reading

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Nine Reasons Why Today’s Smart Meter Systems Are a Mistake

[Editor Note:  This blog article consists of a document authored by Richard H. Conrad, Ph.D., intended as a letter addressed to a utility company considering the installation of smart meters.] NINE REASONS WHY TODAY’S SMART METER SYSTEMS ARE A MISTAKE by Richard … Continue reading

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“Consistent Failure to Identify the Potential for Health Effects”

On February 4, 2014, SCENIHR* published a “Preliminary Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic fields (EMF).”  This is an update to a 2009 opinion.  This preliminary opinion was published in February with comments due April 16, 2014. *SCENIHR is … Continue reading

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Maine PUC Examiners’ Report Fails to Resolve Smart Meter Health and Safety Concerns

The Examiners’ Report and the Legal Arguments On March 26, 2014, three (3) hearing examiners for the state of Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) released a report (and Appendix) concluding that the “installation and operation of … smart meters and related … Continue reading

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Canadian “Expert” Panel Presents Disappointing and Biased Review of Current RF Exposure Limits

An expert panel of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) released a report on April 1, 2014, entitled “A Review of Safety Code 6 (2013): Health Canada’s Safety Limits for Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields.”  Although the report is comprehensive at … Continue reading

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