Monthly Archives: January 2016

Families Punished by ‘Smart’ Meters and TOU Rates, Recent Study Confirms

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In describing the effects of time varying electricity rates or Time-of-Use (TOU) rates on consumers, I have previously referenced the logical and common sense assertions of the Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council (BLEC) [1]: “Tiered pricing automatically … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meter Deployments Are a First Step to Limit Global Temperature Rise, Says the U. S. Department of State

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Earlier in January, I wrote that the Federal Government Wants a Smart Meter “on EVERY home and business in the country,” based upon an article posted by the U.S. Department of Energy. I have now discovered that … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Save Energy and Money without a ‘Smart’ Meter

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I came across a brochure from energy.gov providing a list of “easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy.” I like the mention of “no-cost” ways to save energy since smart meters cost billions and … Continue reading

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Judgment for Smart Meters Being ‘Safe Enough’

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Yesterday the Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that wireless smart meters are safe enough to be installed upon customer homes and that fees associated with opting-out … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meters Being Deployed without Transparency or Necessary Public Debate

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I have discovered several recently published articles and studies that provide profound insight on how the “smart grid” is envisioned to affect the consumer by those developing it and how substantial social implications of smart … Continue reading

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Analyzing Your Smart Meter Data Leads to Big Profits for the Utilities

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions At this website I have previously demonstrated that utility smart meters invade behavioral privacy.  Additionally, last May I reported on a utility executive from Texas who was “very excited” about his utility treating your personal … Continue reading

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Federal Government Wants a Smart Meter “on EVERY home and business in the country.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today posted an article at energy.gov, entitled, “An Explainer: How ‘Grid Modernization’ Could Improve Your Life.”  The article states: “With funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE … Continue reading

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Puppet Attack: Newly Discovered Cyber Threat for Smart Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A newly discovered cyber security threat for utility smart meters, called a “puppet attack,” is described in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of Network and Computer Applications.  The paper itself is entitled, “Puppet … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meters Represent Industrial Profiteering and Government Sanctioned Surveillance, According to Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In an article from December 31st, I wrote that ‘Smart’ Meters Generate a ‘Gold Mine of Data’ for Utilities and that they provide a ‘gateway’ to the home. To better understand the full nature of this … Continue reading

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CDC June 2014 Guidance: “We recommend caution in cellphone use.” … and the Story behind the Backtracking.

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In June 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revised its webpage for “FAQ About Cell Phones and Your Health” to state the following [1]: “Along with many organizations worldwide, we recommend … Continue reading

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