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Illinois Attorney General Issues Consumer Alert on ‘Smart’ Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today issued a consumer alert “urging Illinois residents to do their homework on smart meters – how they work, what type of data they collect, how the data can be … Continue reading

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The “Smart” Dryer and TOU Rates: A Stupid Idea on So Many Levels

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Within the last couple of months I have posted comprehensive articles to demonstrate how consumers financially suffer with smart meters and that they are also financially and socially punished when subjected to Time-of-Use (TOU) electricity … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Water Meters Not Economically Justified for Use in Naperville, According to City Director

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Naperville, IL – The subject of ‘smart’ meters has been a controversial topic for the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois.  A Federal lawsuit is still ongoing regarding the deployment of ‘smart’ electric meters [1].  In … Continue reading

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Vast Majority of Consumers Suffer Financial “Net Loss” with Smart Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions This article provides specific information to counter claims made by smart meter proponents that smart meters provide consumers with financial benefits, i.e., saving energy and reducing their utility bill.  In addition, this article presents information … Continue reading

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Consumers Resist Being “Systematically Controlled” by ‘Smart’ Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Subtitle/ Key Point:  Comfort and Privacy Not for Sale A 2015 study out of Sweden attempted to measure the degree to which consumers would accept financial compensation in return for the “disutility people experience from … Continue reading

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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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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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‘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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‘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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Climate Change, ‘Smart’ Meters, and Giant Flying Boulders

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions At a time when negotiators from around the world gather in Paris to finalize an international “climate change” agreement, activists and political ideologues are using every possible opportunity to scare people into believing that the … Continue reading

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