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  • What is This? They are Going up on Extra-Tall Utility Poles All Over the State

    11/28/2017 6:04:37 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 170 replies
    11.28.17 | chickensoup
    What is this? I don't know what these are but they are installed every couple of miles around here. It is a big deal because an entirely new utility pole has to be installed which is at least 10 feet higher than the others.
  • California to adopt first U.S. energy-saving rules for computers

    12/14/2016 11:30:35 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 26 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Steve Gorman / Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California regulators were poised on Wednesday to adopt the nation's first mandatory energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors - devices that account for 3 percent of home electric bills and 7 percent of commercial power costs in the state. The state Energy Commission said that when fully implemented, the plan will save consumers $373 million a year and conserve as much electricity annually as it takes to power all San Francisco's homes. Final approval of the standards, expected at a meeting in Sacramento of the five-member commission, caps a nearly two-year planning process that had...
  • The Continuing Saga of Smart Meters

    10/31/2015 11:16:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Utilities are obligated to offer customers this choice. However, it can be expensive, should one decide to keep traditional meters in order to preserve health, privacy, and the ability to purchase truly cheaper electricity For those of you who have just heard of smart meters, or have had one placed on your home knowingly or unknowingly, or for those who think that said smart meters are a new development around the world to make it cheaper and easier for you to get electricity, gas and water via the smart grid, think again. Rationing and control of your usage of electricity,...
  • Smart Meters, Watching Our Lives

    10/05/2015 7:17:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Unbeknownst to most of us, homes are now fitted with smart water meters, smart gas meters, and smart appliances that communicate with each other and with the “mother ship.” Under the guise of climate change advocacy which pretends to save the planet from a non-existent anthropogenic global warming, people across the globe have been forced by utilities and their governments to accept smart meters as readers of their electricity consumption. I called these smart meters in my book, “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” drones attached to our homes. Smart meters are being deployed without debate and without the informed consent...
  • Smart Meters: Fire, Living Hell and Bureaucratic Messes

    06/29/2015 6:31:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 6/25/2015 | Catherine J. Frompovich
    This is the real life story about what a Smart Meter can do to your home and your life, especially when a public utility company, a state regulatory agency and insurance company are involved. Colleen, of Yardley, Pennsylvania, has been living a Faustian nightmare and feels she has been pressed to all reasonable limits all because of PECO, an Exelon company, installing a SMART METER on her house. All surnames have been deleted because there is a lawsuit involved. Colleen contacted me with her story, asking if I could write an article about it. However, after reading it, I thought...
  • Smart Meters: Enforcement Of Mandatory Water Restrictions Is Only Just The Beginning

    04/08/2015 1:43:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/08/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Smart meters are now being used by authorities to crack down on “water wasters” in the state of California, but this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as what they can be used for. Ultimately, smart meters are designed to be part of an entire “smart grid” that will enable government bureaucrats “to control everything from your dishwasher to thermostat“. And in recent years, there has been a massive push to install smart meters in as many homes in the United States and Europe as possible. Back in December 2007, there were only 7 million smart meters...
  • California Water Authorities To Use New Tool In Fight Against Water Wasters (Smart Meters)

    04/07/2015 2:10:52 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 6, 2015
    Water authorities are using a new tool in a major effort to crack down on people and businesses wasting water in light of new water restrictions issued by Gov. Jerry Brown to fight the drought. The Long Beach Water Department says sprinklers at a McDonald’s restaurant on Bellflower Boulevard went on for 45 minutes at a time, twice a night, for an undefined number of nights. Complaints continued to mount as water pooled and wasted. The department, however, could do little about the wasting. That was before the smart meter.
  • Our Lives and Freedoms Matter More Than Progressive Propaganda

    04/04/2015 5:13:49 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives do not realize in their monumental ignorance that they are supporting dark forces that will imprison them and eventually kill them for the very liberties they are falsely claiming that are under attack. The regime’s mainstream media purposefully ignores the latest renewable energy news and events while bombarding us non-stop with gay issues, Christian bashing, manufactured “white privilege” stretching to the nude color of bras and Band-Aids, and “black lives matter” idiotic disruptions of restaurant patrons around the country, patrons that have nothing to do with the black on black crime in areas such as Chicago. Mark Duchamp, Chairman...
  • Stockton Smart Meters Explode After Truck Causes Power Surge

    03/31/2015 6:54:17 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 35 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Leigh Martinez
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — A power surge left thousands without power for most of the day in Stockton after smart meters on their homes exploded on Monday. The explosions started after a truck crashed into a utility pole, causing a surge around 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
  • Smart-meter foes voice their outrage [ Durango, Colorado ]

    10/11/2014 9:12:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | October 10, 2014 | Dale Rodebaugh
    LPEA customers oppose upcharge for visiting homes.. La Plata Electric Association ... A frequent comment was the impression that the switch from analog to Advanced Metering Infrastructure – or so-called smart meters – that started in late 2013 was done without informing customers. Several people said they learned about smart meters from neighbors or only because they were at home when an LPEA technician arrived to switch out the analog meter. The alleged secrecy eroded public trust, they said. About 300 LPEA customers have chosen not to have the latest meter-reading technology installed. A number of speakers cited health problems,...
  • Smart Meters at your local shopping mall

    07/09/2014 6:16:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/8/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I went shopping today for a pair of pants. I was hoping it would only take a few minutes. How difficult could that be in the land of plenty? As I entered the large department store, I was greeted by stifling heat and humidity. This particular department store chain uses smart meters, cycled and controlled by the power company from a remote location in order to “save” them money. Customers and employees suffer because a small group of elites have managed to convince and bribe bureaucrats and politicians into pushing the agenda of non-existent global warming.
  • Illinois Electricity Customers Forced to Get 'Smart Meters' or Pay Fine

    02/13/2014 7:53:19 AM PST · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    In the early days of the Obama administration, “smart power” was all the rage—and not just on the foreign policy scene. In April 2009, National Public Radio reported how one Allentown, Pennsylvania, mother was saving more than a hundred dollars each month on her electric bill. Tammy Yeakel’s power company, PPL Energy, had helpfully installed a “smart meter” on her home that could monitor her power usage in real time. The meter uploaded that information to PPL’s website, so she could identify peak usage times during the day
  • DOE Plugs Energy Rating for Homes, Similar to MPG Rating for Cars

    01/13/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | January 13, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Energy Department on Tuesday is rolling out new, improved software to help Americans measure the energy efficiency of their homes. DOE says its energy-scoring software -- called the Home Energy Scoring Tool -- is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating because it allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The software is part of the government's effort to reduce the nation's energy consumption; but it's also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going, at a time when stimulus funds...
  • Smart Grid Technology, Now Spreading Across U.S., Will Raise Energy Prices to Reduce Demand

    12/25/2013 6:35:37 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 12/24/2013 | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to modernize the nation’s power grid, with the goal of changing the way Americans use energy. Your electric bill will go way up, unless you allow the utility to control your energy load at times of peak demand. “Smart grid” technology involves a wireless, two-way flow of information between individual homes and the power plant. This allows the utility to charge more for electricity, depending on when it is used; and it enables the utility to manage energy for the consumer, to reduce the impact on the grid.
  • Deborah Tavares - Smart Meters

    09/20/2013 12:50:42 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-25-12 | Deborah Tarvares
    Smart Meter Shocks you into reality. One and a half hours but if you value your life and your liberty you should watch this. Down on your knees after, repenting and asking for forgiveness of our sins. Listen very carefully as this will be coming to America.
  • ‘Smart’ city shuts off great-grandma’s water

    07/10/2013 7:40:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-9-13 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON – Audrey Parker says she has paid her water bill on time for the past 20 years, but that didn’t stop the city of Baraboo from shutting off the great-grandmother’s water supply Tuesday. The reason? The 81-year-old Parker says it’s because she wouldn’t let the city replace her analog water meter with a new ‘smart meter’ – a battle she’s fought with City Hall for more than a year now. “(Monday) I went to see the Mayor (Mike Palm). The cutoff day was this (Tuesday) morning and I thought the city might relent,” Parker told Wisconsin Reporter. “Yesterday they...
  • EPA Wants Gov't To Control How Cold Your Beer Can Be

    07/05/2013 4:10:25 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Regulation: No longer the stuff of science fiction, a little-noticed change in energy-efficiency requirements for appliances could lead to government controlling the power used in your home and how you set your thermostat. In a seemingly innocuous revision of its Energy Star efficiency requirements announced June 27, the Environmental Protection Agency included an "optional" requirement for a "smart-grid" connection for customers to electronically connect their refrigerators or freezers with a utility provider. The feature lets the utility provider regulate the appliances' power consumption, "including curtailing operations during more expensive peak-demand times." So far, manufacturers are not required to include the...
  • Sedona Arizona- A Smart Meter Free Zone?

    06/26/2013 4:56:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    emfsafetynetwork.org ^ | June 21, 2013
    On Wednesday, June 19, the Sedona City Council held a special workshop regarding Arizona Public Service (APS) plans to deploy utility smart meters in Sedona. Sedona Smart Meter Awareness (SSMA) is raising awareness about the cost, privacy, health and safety hazards of utility smart meters. APS and SSMA presented information about smart meters. Both sides were given equal time. Only ten public speakers were allowed due to time constraints, however all spoke in opposition to Smart Meter deployment. The meeting was standing room only. The entire discussion, including the presentations and council discussion is available by video here, see part...
  • Honeywell introduces city-controlled thermostat system for homes

    06/12/2013 7:03:14 AM PDT · by biggerten · 119 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 06/11/2013 | Julio Ojeda-Zapata
    Honeywell has announced a new Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat that is intended to be distributed by municipalities instead of purchased at retail by consumers in order to better manage energy consumption across a town or city. South Sioux City, Neb., will be the first community to deploy the new thermostat to help its 13,000 residents manage electricity costs, which are said to have risen steadily there in the past three years. In the future, other municipalities will recruit residents to reduce energy consumption when demand spikes, a strategy known as automated demand response, or ADR. As part of this, the residents would...
  • As Towns Say No, Signs of Rising Resistance to Smart Meters

    05/28/2013 7:21:52 PM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | Chris Hooks
    BRADY, Tex. — In October, the City Council of this Central Texas town voted unanimously to purchase advanced electric meters, known as smart meters, for the city-owned electric utility. But some residents resisted, and the smart meter vote played a large role in last weekend’s recall of the city’s mayor and the electoral defeat of two council members. Voters here passed a referendum last weekend to enshrine in the City Charter the right of residents to refuse the installation of smart meters on their property. Sheila Hemphill, an organizer of the effort, called the victory her “San Jacinto.” The reaction...