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No Hidden People Allowed in the New Digital Age

I am not sure how many of you are aware of the new book published this year by Google, Inc.  The book is entitled, “The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business,” by Eric Schmidt and … Continue reading

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Oregon Municipal Utility Board Votes for “Opt-In” Approach to Smart Meters

EUGENE, OR — The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), founded in 1911, is Oregon’s largest customer-owned utility and provides electricity and water to more than 86,000 homes, business, schools and other customers in Eugene, Oregon. On October 1, 2013, … Continue reading

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Naperville Fails to Consider Privacy Interests of Residents during Smart Grid Implementation

NAPERVILLE, IL — The widespread deployment of smart meters has resulted in serious concerns that such devices unreasonably invade the privacy of consumers.  Some of the main privacy concerns that have been reported in the literature are summarized below.

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On Smart Meters: “The Public Is Free to Have Whatever Concerns It Would Have.”

In May 2011, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted to require Central Maine Power to offer an opt-out program for customers who choose not to have a standard smart meter installed as part of CMP’s smart meter program.  The … Continue reading

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No Smart Meter Opt Out Fee for Memphis MLGW Customers

MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW)  claims to be one of the nation’s largest municipal utilities, serving nearly 421,000 customers. On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the President of MLGW said there is no fee if you do … Continue reading

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No Studies Conclude that Wireless Smart Meters Are Safe

In the news video shown below reporting on hearings for a Smart Meter Opt Out Bill in the state of Maryland, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) officials were asked of the number of studies that had been performed at the Federal … Continue reading

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Sedona Supports Community-Wide Smart Meter Opt-Out

Sedona, Arizona, City Council Supports City-Wide Smart Meter Opt-Out

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Maryland Resident Claims Adverse Health Effects Due To Smart Meter Installation

Garic Schoen, a Maryland resident, submitted testimony to the members of the Economic Matters Committee on March 14, 2013, the date of the HB 1038 “Smart Meter Opt Out without Penalty” hearing.  Mr. Schoen experienced adverse health effects following a Smart Meter … Continue reading

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