Tag Archives: Propaganda

Smart Meters Should Do No Harm

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I discovered a new article [1] written by Nick Hunn of WiFore Consulting Ltd. regarding the status of the smart meter program in the UK, dated August 1, 2016.  In May 2016, Mr. Hunn provided … Continue reading

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Utilities Intimidate and Browbeat Customers on Smart Meter Refusals

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Governments and corporations are forcing utility ‘smart’ meters onto consumers’ homes saying that they give consumers control over their own energy bills.  This propaganda-like message is quite misleading and more importantly completely ignores the tremendous … 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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Do Not Trust ‘Smart’ Meters or the Utilities

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Why You Can’t Trust Smart Meters or the Utilities The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a grant in excess of $266,000 USD to Syracuse University to determine if smart meters will be ‘trusted’ by … 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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Smart Meter Propaganda and “Free Ice Cream” for the Children

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Last summer it was reported from various sources that Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) was patrolling Chicago area neighborhoods handing out free ice cream and other treats in order to “start a two-way conversation with customers about … Continue reading

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NLRB Case Files and Judge’s Decision Confirm Smart Meter Fires

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions, Updated August 2, 2016 In the original story from 2015, I indicated that Oncor was in the process of appealing the ALJ decision.  Based upon a Decision and Order dated July 29, 2016, Oncor lost … Continue reading

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“Smart Meters Are Not the Silver Bullet Many Seem to Think”

The latest issue of Metering & Smart Energy International devoted two pages to utility industry specialists answering “The BIG Question:  Are smart meters living up to their promise?” The featured story was prompted by the Washington Post report in January … Continue reading

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“Utility Smart Meters Are Safe” … from the “Ministry of Truth”

The Maryland Smart Meter Awareness (MSMA) group has published an eye-catching poster intended to highlight the Orwellian nature of  how smart meters have been deployed and declared “safe.”

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Clearing Up ComEd Misinformation on Smart Meter Emissions

As reported on October 21, 2014 in the Daily Herald, according to ComEd officials on the topic of smart meters: “Although the meters transmit six times a day, the radio frequency is on for less than 5 minutes a day.” … Continue reading

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Examples of Smart Grid Misinformation and Propaganda from California

In 2013, the PBS Newshour did a piece entitled “California Activists Want Smart Meters Banned, Claim They’re Bad for Health.”  SkyVision Solutions reviewed the PBS video and found it to be a good example of smart grid misinformation, propaganda, spin, … Continue reading

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