Tag Archives: Opt-Out

Smart Meter Refusal Fee Rescinded in Arizona

Last December the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) set a $5/mo “opt-out fee” for analog meters as well as a $50 initial fee for those customers who wisely do not want invasive smart meter technology attached to their homes. The ACC … Continue reading

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Why Installing Smart Meters May Not Be So Smart

Source:  Grassroots Environmental Education In driveways and backyards across the country, utility workers are busy replacing mechanical analog meters with new wireless meters that communicate directly with utility companies, informing them of your use of gas, electricity or water.  Various … Continue reading

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Smart Meter “Concern May Be Warranted” Advises the City of Warrenville, Illinois Environmental Advisory Commission

According to the Warrenville Environmental Advisory Commission (WEAC): “Smart Meters … are coming to Warrenville … There has been controversy over the non-ionizing RF-EMF radiation they give off.  Some concern may be warranted, though the risk is likely less than … Continue reading

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Countering Smart Meter Industry Propaganda

With the growing backlash against smart meters, the smart grid industry is stepping up its propaganda campaign with new and recycled YouTube videos, pamphlets, and blog articles favorable to the industry.  For consumers concerned about the risks associated with smart … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask about Wireless Smart Meters

Questions You May Want to Ask Your Electric Power Company about Wireless Smart Meters Introducing a new paper by Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. … Wireless “Smart” Meters are being installed on homes, buildings, and businesses by many electric power companies … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Consumer Awareness Video

What is a smart meter? … Wireless utility meters, sometimes called “Smart Meters,” are being touted as one solution to our energy problems.  However, as with many new technologies utilizing microwave radiation, we are just beginning to understand the serious … Continue reading

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California Municipal Utility (“SMUD”) Is a Public Nuisance

A public nuisance is generally considered one who causes inconvenience, annoyance, or inflicts damage upon other individuals or an entire community.  At the very least, this label aptly describes the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as it applies to its treatment of customers … Continue reading

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New and Definitive Report: Smart Meters Do Invade Privacy

SkyVision Solutions has just released a new report entitled, “A Perspective on How Smart Meters Invade Individual Privacy.” The newly released 64-page report is likely the most comprehensive document of its kind to date.  Through a step-by-step logical approach, it … Continue reading

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ComEd Smart Meter Refusals/ Deferrals … $21.53 per month

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers in Illinois have the availability of a temporary refusal or deferral program so that they can retain their current analog electrical usage meter.  Unfortunately, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has ordered ComEd to install new wireless smart meters … Continue reading

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Opting Out of the New Utility “Smart” Meters is a Healthier Choice

According to Dr. Alan R. Vinitsky: “Replacing analog electric meters with new wireless ‘smart’ meters in residential neighborhoods, schools and businesses across the United States and abroad, without first studying short and long term health effects, is an irresponsible and unprecedented … Continue reading

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