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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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‘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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‘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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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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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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Smart meters giving Victorian consumers ‘no benefit’ on electricity bills, auditor-general says

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In 2006, the Victorian Government in Australia mandated the rollout of electricity smart meters to all households and small businesses across Victoria under the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program. Victorians have paid more than $2 … Continue reading

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Consumers and Environment Unlikely to Benefit from Smart Meters, Confirms Latest Research

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  The smart grid industry has continued to spend billions and billions of dollars to deploy smart meters into the population despite the mounting evidence that they are of no value to consumers and actually introduce … Continue reading

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President Obama Touts ‘Smart Meters’ at Clean Energy Summit

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  While primarily speaking about solar energy yesterday evening at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama also naively touted the purported benefits of utility smart meters. I prepared a two-minute video … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Money on Energy Efficiency Upgrades, According to Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  A new study finds that even when accounting for the broader societal benefits of energy efficiency investments, the costs still substantially outweigh the benefits. [1][2] From the abstract of the study: “Conventional wisdom suggests that … Continue reading

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UK’s Controversial Smart Meter Scheme Loses Program Chair as the Ship Continues to Sink

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  According to SmartEnergy GB:  “Smart meters will help us get Gaz & Leccy under control.” Unfortunately, SmartEnergy GB, the organization responsible for promoting the rollout of smart meters in Great Britain has lost its chairperson … Continue reading

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Smart Meters May Not Be Part of New York’s Electric Grid Vision

At this website we have many times discussed how Smart Meters Don’t Make a Smart or Wise Grid.  We have also highlighted the fact that Northeast Utilities in a submittal filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities in 2014 stated … Continue reading

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Doublespeak: Chicago Suburb Claims Smart Water Meters Don’t Overcharge. “They Misrecord.”

An extensive investigative report was published this week by the Chicago Tribune dealing with so-called ‘smart’ water meters.  The report deals primarily with accuracy and billing problems for the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park but also raises concerns as other … Continue reading

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