The Cost of Smart Meters in Michigan–Testimony Before House Energy Committee, 3/14/2017

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Smart Grid Funding Misspent on Obsolete Technologies, Says New Report

 

“Billions spent with taxpayer dollars on “smart meters” will not lead to U.S. sustainability; Place citizens and economy at risk”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 26, 2012. A new policy report focused on the electric grid and economy of energy, “Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid”, was published today by the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP) in Washington, D.C. The report states that billions of dollars in federal subsidies for “smart” utility meters have been misspent on meter technology that will not lead to energy sustainability or contribute to the possibility of a more efficient and responsive electricity grid.

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Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid” is authored by smart grid technology expert Timothy Schoechle, PhD, an international Continue reading

Recognizing EHS as Environmentally Caused Impairment: DR. OLLE JOHANSSON’S LETTER ON ELECTROHYPERSENSITIVITY (EHS)

25 NOVEMBER 2012

Dr. Olle Johansson’s Letter on Electrohypersensitivity (EHS)

Dr. Olle Johansson
Recently, André Fauteux, Editor of the Canadian magazine, “Maison du 21e siècle” asked Dr. Olle Johansson to send him the Swedish Government document confirming that electrosensitivity is a recognized functional impairment.  Here is Dr. Johansson’s reply.
“In essence,” he writes, “no official bodies or governments are needed to recognize any functional impairment. The presence or lack of EHS studies are not a prerequisite for any functional impairments, on the contrary. Impairments are viewed from the point of the environment.
No human being is in itself impaired, there are instead shortcomings in the environment that cause the impairment. Thus, it is the environment that should be “treated”!
“One way is through Continue reading

Oh the Irony! Smart Grid Control Software Maker Gets Hacked

In an incredibly ironic piece of news, Telvent, the company behind a control system designed to be used in concert with the so-called “smart grid,” recently announced that their network had been breached by hackers who “accessed project files related to a control system used in portions of the electrical grid,”according to Threat Level.

The smart grid system, which companies like Telvent (which is owned by Schneider Electric) are involved in, is currently being pushed by corporate-sponsored studies as well as major legislative efforts.

In a letter written to their customers, Telvent revealed that they realized their network had been breached on September 10, 2012.

The network wasn’t only breached; the hackers also were able to install malicious software on the company’s network.

According to KrebsOnSecurity, which first reported the breach and Continue reading

Appliances Introducing Stealth EMF Into Our Homes

Posted on May 27, 2011 by onthelevelblog

This morning we received an open letter from Cindy Sage, Principal of Sage Associates, an environmental consulting firm based in Santa Barbara.  What she reports below is very disturbing- that appliances are already being fitted with transmitters to connect to the ‘smart’ grid via the ‘home area network.’

The problem here is that these decisions- to install smart meters, to have your washing machine chatting behind your back with your utility through the “Home Area Network” (HAN)- have all been made behind closed doors- at Continue reading

Rep. Kucinich calls for radiation warnings on cell phones

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Democrat:

“Consumers have a right to know the radiation levels of cell phones…… They also deserve to have up-to-date exposure standards that are put together by health professionals without conflicts of interest.”

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times
August 6, 2012, 11:42AM

Rep. Dennis Kucinich has introduced a bill that would require cell phones to warn consumers how much radiation is coming from their phones, saying that until science can disprove a link to cancer, the public should be told more information.

His bill, the Cell Phone Right to Know Act, would also demand a study of cell phones and health, looking at a broad array of signals that smart phones now send out, Continue reading

Power Companies Warned of EMF Dangers 18 years ago

Posted on June 25, 2012 by onthelevelblog

18 years ago, in a veiled warning sent out with Pacific Gas and Electric utility bills, PG&E warns “studies have reported a weak association between estimates of residential magnetic field exposure and certain types of childhood cancer.”

Scratching your head? Turns out the leaflets were sent out- and PG&E knew of the dangers of EMF’s- nearly two decades ago:

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A California Public Utilities Commission public panel- the EMF consensus group- that included representatives from the utilities, labor, and the general public was set up in the Continue reading