Smart meter technology is relatively new and untested. We are being used as the guinea pigs. Fortunately there are many people researching and providing information about their effects on us. This blog is an attempt to provide resources about the meters as well as information specific to Pennsylvania. Use the links in the sidebars to find informative websites, videos, studies and articles that I have found to be helpful, as well as information specific to PA residents.

Monday, November 3, 2014

NaturalHealth365 Podcast - interview with Jim Turner

Program highlights include:

’Smart’ meter warning: The safety of your home is under attack – this program will explain why.

Learn why our current energy distribution system is seriously flawed and falling apart at the seams.

The single MOST IMPORTANT reason why we haven’t solved the energy crisis. No doubt, your local utility company does NOT want you to hear the answer.

Discover the REAL agenda behind the deployment of ‘Smart’ meter technology. You will definitely NOT want to miss this portion of the show!

A SHOCKING admission revealed by a leader in the power industry. This part of the program will forever change your attitude about your local utility company.

Learn how the ‘new age’ of wireless technology is invading your privacy WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE or consent.

Find out why we should STOP ‘assuming’ that public servants (politicians) will solve the energy crisis or any other problem plaguing our society. This podcast will open your eyes to the massive problems posed by wireless technology.

Take time to listen now.- Click here for full article and podcast, or use player below.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SaskPower (Canada) ordered to remove all smart meters in the province

(see video at above link)

REGINA – SaskPower has announced that they are removing all the smart meters that were installed in the province.
The minister responsible for SaskPower Bill Boyd said the utility company will be taking out all 105,000 smart meters around Saskatchewan.
“I think the concerns about safety are paramount here, the concerns are significant enough, anytime families are at risk in Saskatchewan, actions have to be taken and that’s why we’ve directed SaskPower accordingly,” said Minister Boyd.
The removal of the smart meters over the next six to nine months will cost around $15 million, according to SaskPower.
“We view it as similar to a recall situation and the people of Saskatchewan shouldn’t be responsible for the costs of this and we’ll do everything we can to recover those costs,” said Boyd.
Boyd will also be reviewing why the new meters weren’t properly studied or tested before they were installed in homes.
“I don’t know whether there was enough testing done. We’ll certainly be conducting, along with SaskPower, an internal review of the procurement procedures around this around the safety concerns people had,” added Boyd.
“We want to determine when these were originally ordered, if there were safety concerns known at that point in time, so we have a lot of questions we’re going to be discussing with SaskPower about how this came to be.”
Earlier this month SaskPower temporarily suspended its installation of smart meters around the province after half a dozen caught fire.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Template for Non-Consent and Removal

 From Take Back Your Power:

This new document process was developed by an awake lawyer in New York, and we are reposting so it is widely available.

You can use it to state and enforce your Non-Consent for a “smart” / “advanced” / “AMI” meter, your demand for removal (if there is a meter where you live) and to notify the recipients that they are liable – in their individual capacity – for all harm caused.

Whether your utility has installed a “smart” meter on your home, or you still have an analog meter, use the document process below to claim and demand your rights.

 Click here for the whole blog post and documents at Take Back Your Power.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

10 facts about RF dangers from Olle Johansson, Ph.D.

via MemoryHole Blog-New Studies Show Health Risks From Wireless Technology

Warnings from the BioInitiative Working Group/ University at Albany, Rensselaer, New York /April 16, 2014

The BioInitiative Working Group says evidence for health risk from wireless tech is growing stronger and warrants immediate action.

The Group released a mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014. New studies intensify medical concerns about malignant brain tumors from cell phone use. “There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumor) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones” says Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD at Orebro University, Sweden, according to studies released in 2012 and 2013. “Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as a known human carcinogen. The existing FCC/IEEE and ICNIRP public safety limits are not adequate to protect public health.”

Click here for more.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Upcoming House Committee Hearing

Policy Committee Hearing: Security in Installation of Smart Meters 

Hosted by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff 

Date: April 14, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Room G50, Irvis Office Building

The implementation of smart meters into Pennsylvania remains a topic of concern for many homeowners across the Commonwealth. The committee will hear testimony concerning the current safety and security practices regarding installation and further use of these meters.

via Lisa Nancollas

Sunday, March 23, 2014

An Open Letter to Florida Power and Light CEO James L. Robo

The letter below was sent to Florida Power and Light Chairman/CEO James L. Robo this week upon reviewing FPL’s policy to “opt out” of Smart Meter technology for an “enrollment fee” and subsequent monthly payments. Such payments amount to mob-style extortion that utility customers are forced to pay, simply to remain free from potential harassment or harm.

James L. Robo
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Next Era Energy / Florida Power and Light
700 Universe Boulevard
Juno Beach, Florida 33408

Dear Mr. James L. Robo,
I am writing with regard to the “Smart Meter” appliance that your company, Next Era Energy / Florida Power and Light (NEE/FPL; NYSE: NEE) placed on my home and households throughout my Boca Raton neighborhood in April 2011, and your present bid for my family to “opt out” of exposure to such technology. As you are likely aware, after doing extensive research on the device and its implications for privacy and human health, in addition to conducting periodic measurements with my HF35-C RF Analyzer, I discovered how your Smart Meter apparatus was discharging microwave radiation on my family (which includes small children) in excess of 10,000 microwatts per square meter every thirty-to-ninety seconds. I requested that NEE/FPL remove the meter. NEE/FPL complied only after being repeatedly telephoned and furnished with my own observations delivered via certified mail and accompanied by copious scientific research that such “Smart Meter” technology poses a serious health hazard and privacy-related concerns (here, here, here, and here).

 Read the rest of this blog post here...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Update on House Bill 906

This is a new notice from today. HB 906 has passed the House and is being moved over to the Senate for their consideration. This is the bill that would add in a clause to protect our information from being handed over to government agencies without our consent.

However, the bill was substantially re-worded in the House. The good thing is that there is movement for at least one of the three smart meter bills...the not so good thing is that the original wording has seriously changed to include a lot of exceptions.

The text of the bill in its current form is here...HB 906
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REESE -  An Act amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for duties of electric distribution companies...
PN 1047Referred to CONSUMER AFFAIRS, March 11, 2013
PN 2867Reported as amended from CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Jan. 13, 2014
     First consideration, Jan. 13, 2014
     Laid on the table, Jan. 13, 2014
     Removed from table, Jan. 14, 2014
     Second consideration, Jan. 15, 2014
     Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, Jan. 15, 2014
     Re-reported as committed from APPROPRIATIONS, Jan. 27, 2014
     Third consideration and final passage, Jan. 27, 2014 (198-0)
     In the Senate