This video shares recent history of growing concern with the underlying economic and social repercussions from this massive lucrative scheme, with lots of hidden motives, risks, and costs.
This video shares recent history of growing concern with the underlying economic and social repercussions from this massive lucrative scheme, with lots of hidden motives, risks, and costs.
Posted on February 13, 2014
Northeast Utilities (NU) operates New England’s largest utility system serving more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
In a written submittal filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Northeast Utilities was highly critical of a proposed state plan that would require utilization of “advanced metering” or smart meters within the state of Massachusetts as part of an electrical grid modernization plan. In fact, the comments are quite remarkable in that they appear to reflect reality without undue political spin or bias. Let us hope that other utilities, public utility commissions, and politicians everywhere can soon come to similar unbiased conclusions that are based upon economic realities and reflect consumers’ and societal best interests.
What is presented below is a summary of key points made by Northeast Utilities in Continue reading
Posted Monday, March 19, 2012, at 4:15 PM
Could a smart washer and dryer help the CIA keep tabs on you?
Photo by David Becker/Getty Images
Watch out: the CIA may soon be spying on you—through your beloved, intelligent household appliances, according to Wired.
In early March, at a meeting for the CIA’s venture capital firm In-Q-Tel, CIA Director David Petraeus reportedly noted that “smart appliances” connected to the Internet could someday be used by the CIA to track individuals. If your grocery-list-generating refrigerator knows when you’re home, the CIA could, too, by using geo-location data from your wired appliances, according to SmartPlanet.
“The current ‘Internet of PCs’ will move, of course, toward an ‘Internet of Things’—of devices of all types—50 to 100 billion of which will be connected to the Internet by 2020,”Petraeus said in his speech. He continued:
Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters—all connected to the next-generation Internet using abundant, low cost, and high-power computing—the latter now going to cloud computing, in many areas greater and greater supercomputing, and, ultimately, heading to quantum computing.
This is a legal gray area. In the summer of 2008, Congress passed an expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which forced companies like Google to give the United States access to all emails, phone calls, and text messages believed to be sent from Continue reading
The City Council of Campwood, TX just passed a city ordinance and resolution banning the installation of smart meters in the city limits. This is one of the first cities in Texas to do so. Let’s show outside support by contacting their local government at 830-597-2265! Let this be one of the first of MANY to come in the state of Texas.
ORDINACE NO. 03-11-13-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF Continue reading
If there was ever any doubt as to whether or not the Smart Grid aspect of UN Agenda 21 is marching forward, recent developments in Boulder, Colorado should dispel such skepticism. Likewise, these developments should also make clear that so-called Smart technology is about much more than simply cost saving. (Click to Enlarge)
The relevant part of this story starts as far back as 2007 when Boulder entered into an agreement with Xcel Energy to Continue reading
Across the USA, the Green Building Council has helped thousands of developers win tax breaks and grants by giving ‘green’ or LEED certification status. A diverse group of industry insiders is involved in the green construction effort, which will reach $122 billion in 2015. Business interests make up 89% of voting membership in Green Building Council. For complete coverage of the business of going green, visit greeninc.usatoday.com Continue reading
Martin Blank, Ph.D.: Dr. Blank is Associate Professor, Columbia University, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics; Author of the Bioinitiative Report’s section on Stress Proteins; Editor, Pathophysiology’s special issue on Electromagnetic Fields, March 2009; and Past President, Bioelectromagnetics Society.
“What is the evidence that radiation from wireless and EMF technologies is disturbing biology and impacting our genetic material? How are the effects on DNA impacting our present functioning as well as potentially jeopardizing the health of future generations? What mechanisms can explain the biological effects and links to various conditions? Learn why shielding ourselves from this radiation is essential to preserve optimal functioning and fertility, while legal and technological efforts to assure safer communications technologies are pursued.” Martin Blank, Ph.D.
By Kristy Kirkup, Parliamentary Bureau
Friday, October 5, 2012 6:12:25 EDT PM
OTTAWA – Schools should not install wireless Internet systems because the technology is linked to learning disabilities, headaches and immune system deficiencies, according to an international association of physicians.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, which is holding a conference on the brain and nervous system this week in Florida, says safer alternatives should be used instead of Wi-Fi.
“Adverse health effects from wireless radio frequency fields, such as learning disabilities, altered immune responses, and headaches, clearly exist and are well documented in the scientific literature,” the academy said in a statement on its website. “Safer technology, such as use of hard-wiring, is strongly recommended in schools.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics has also called for a review of government safety limits for electromagnetic radiation because of the growing number of wireless devices that are part of children’s lives.
In 2011, the World Health Organization classified radiation emitted by wireless devices, including cellphones and wireless Internet, as possibly carcinogenic. Despite this classification, Health Canada still says Wi-Fi is safe.
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, an Ottawa-based doctor who works an environmental health clinic, says it is important to practise precaution, especially with kids. She is the former president of AAEM.
“They’re more vulnerable. Their skulls are smaller, their brains are still developing. We don’t want to start treating any permanent damage in these kids,” Armstrong said. “If they’re going to have trouble learning while at school or if they’re developing immune system problems … we don’t need to contribute more to it with something we can prevent.”
Tory MP Terence Young has called for a review of Safety Code 6, the framework for industry guidelines on radiation exposure in Canada.
“My constituents believe that Safety Code 6 is outdated, and there are a number of studies that have come out in the last year that they haven’t taken into consideration,” Young said in an interview with QMI Agency.
People are fed up. Fed up with being forced to have an unwanted, intrusive device attached to their home. Fed up with utility company threats, coercion, and lies. Fed up with having their essential services disconnected or being charged a hefty fee if they don’t want to subject their families to fire risk, higher bills, privacy invasion, and health damage.
“Smart” meters are not “progress” “cost saving” or “green.” They are ruining lives, reducing service reliability and costing us dearly. The “smart grid” and its “mesh networks” are Continue reading
Andrew Puhanic, ContributorActivist Post
If you have ever wondered if your smart meter is being used to spy on you, well now there is proof that governments and private organisations are using data collected from smart meters.
Information about power usage, which can be used to identify when a home is being occupied, is being shared with third parties including government agencies, private organisations and off-shore data processing centres.
This unethical breach of privacy was discovered Continue reading
The following is a compilation of two updates from Jerry Flynn, a former Captain in the Communications Electronics Engineering Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy. Jerry studied virtually every aspect of wireless radio communications, including radio theory, antenna theory (both transmitting and receiving antennas), the ionosphere and radio propagation, solar storms and solar flares, the electromagnetic frequency spectrum – specializing in the radio frequency spectrum, electromagnetic radiation, cryptography, communications security, radar systems, and satellite systems.
“No informed person can question that microwave weapons exist or that the long term, low intensity EMR emitted by pulsed microwave devices are injurious to not just humans but to all life forms.”
– Captain Jerry Flynn (Ret.)
I am new to this whole Intervener role and am unfamiliar and not particularly comfortable with the cumbersome administrative process. One thing I do know is that this whole smart meter, meshed-grid and electromagnetic radiation (EMR) subject is of such great – even historical – importance to us all, that the public MUST be given every opportunity to see, hear and understand exactly what is going on.
I personally have Continue reading
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joshua Hart, SpokespersonFriday, September 21st, 2012 National Campaign to Stop Smart Meters (831) 421 0822/ firstname.lastname@example.org
National Day of Action Against Smart Meters and Grid
Recent Fires in Illinois, Pennsylvania Add Urgency to Calls for Moratorium
WASHINGTON, DC- Citing thousands of instances of ‘smart’ meter fires, health problems, and violations of privacy laws, the National Campaign to Stop Smart Meters and Wireless Radiation Protection Coalition are calling for a National Day of Action on October 4th to demand an immediate moratorium on “smart meter” installations.
‘Smart’ meters are digital devices that monitor utility usage and maintain continuous two-way communication between the customer’s property and the utility company. Utilities are replacing traditional analog meters on homes and businesses all around the country as a supposed energy-saving measure.
Campaign organizers say that these energy savings are failing to materialize, and point to the need for massive new data storage facilities, Continue reading
TNN Aug 23, 2012, 03.31AM IST
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan High Court has set a deadline of 10 days for the state government to formulate bylaws for governing the mobile phone towers. The court passed the order on Wednesday while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) over the health hazards due radiation of these towers.
Within the same duration of next 10 days, the government would have to remove mobile phone towers installed on all school buildings and hospitals in the state. In addition to this, the government has to Continue reading
If you are worried by the radiation emitted by cellphone towers around you, there is some good news—if you live in India. From September 1 this year, India will lower the level to one tenth of the prevailing standard – from 9.2 w/m2 (watt per square metre) to 0.92 w/m2.
The decision follows a report of the inter-ministerial committee formed by the ministry of communications and information technology to study the hazards posed by EMF (electromagnetic field) radiation Continue reading
(NaturalNews) The following is a transcript from a selection section of the documentary film “Take Back Your Power” (www.ThePowerFilm.org)
Narrator: Governments and power corporations around the globe, through an incessant drive to ‘modernize the power grid,’ have directly created a situation where our entire civilization’s energy source is now in danger of being taken down. With hundreds of smart grid projects all being installed simultaneously around the world, we’re seeing a globally orchestrated move to quietly merge the entire power grid with the vulnerabilities of the internet. While described by some as insane, it is at the very least Continue reading
Now is the time for each of us to contact our local government leaders at every level, and ask the simple question, “How can we best ensure that we’re truly moving toward a clean energy future?” When the government and corporations don’t adequately answer this question, it’s up to we the people to make certain this matter is properly addressed.
by Cynthia Sue Larson
Like most Americans, I took only moderate notice of President Barack Obama’s announcement on October 27, 2009 of a $3.4 billion commitment to build something called the “smart grid.” My ears perked up when Obama spoke about how the new smart grid would be based on a clean energy economy, and I envisioned renewable energy sources powering Continue reading
Power Companies claim: “There is no reason to be concerned about RF meters. There are no adverse health effects. Those who are concerned about health effects have nothing to worry about.
Dr David Carpenter: “That is absolutely false. The question to ask them is, what is the evidence that RF meters are safe, and have no negative health effects? The answer to this question is, there is no such evidence. “
Maine’s Smart Meter Safety Coalition (www.smartmetersafety.com) recently caught up with Dr. David Carpenter, a Harvard Medical School-trained physician who headed up the New York State Dept. of Public Health for 18 years before becoming Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, where he currently directs the Institute for Health and the Environment.
*** Your Voice Counts ***
Please sign this very important Biologically-based EMF petition by adding your name and broadly distributing the link to all of your contacts and friends.
“We, the undersigned, find that current national government as well as international authority limits do not protect the general public from adverse health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from devices such as power lines, cell phones and all wireless Internet devices and their associated antenna sites. Most of the existing limits on this form of radiation are at a minimum 1 to 10 thousand times too lenient to prudently protect humans from adverse health effects ranging from Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, reproduction problems, sleep quality reduction, learning and memory interference, slowed ability of the body to repair damage, immune function decrease, cancer and electro-hypersensitivity. Based upon the scientific evidence set forth in The Seletun Statement and the BioInitiative Report.”
The Seletun Scientific Panel acknowledges that numeric limits derived here for new biologically-based public exposure standards are still a billion times higher than natural EMF levels at which all life evolved. It is a serious mistake to believe Continue reading
The video presents a clarification useful for understanding what it means for a city to become an ICLEI (International Council for Local Energy Initiative) member advancing the global agenda of the United Nations, Agenda 21. (Fairfield City Council is a member of ICLEI.)
Kirsten Lombard speaks on the dangers from Green Tier, as it has evolved in Wisconsin. She points to all the misrepresentations of the real motives behind all of the local organs and tactics of UN Agenda 21. She sees their “environmental management” as Continue reading
Forty-three states in the USA, including Iowa, either constitutionally or statutorily allow for Municipal Home Rule. People are beginning to embrace the idea of drafting Home Rule charters as a way to assert in law their communities’ vision for the future, by enumerating the rights of the municipal citizenry, including their right to a certain quality of life, and codifying legal protections of those rights at the local level.
The Home Rule process can serve as an important vehicle for communities that are seeking to challenge the fundamental structure of law which puts the rights of corporations over those of communities; prevents communities from saying “no” to projects that are harmful for workers, the local economy, livability, property values, or the environment; and ultimately prevents municipalities from creating the economically and environmentally sustainable communities they seek.
Our DemocracySchool is the weekend of September 14th. Class size is strictly limited to 20 people. There are 3 sessions: Friday 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Tuition is $195. All proceeds go to cover school expenses including air travel, room and board for two faculty members. Location to be announced.
The FairfieldDemocracySchool will be taught by Thomas Linzey, Esquire, Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Co-author of Be the Change: How To Get What You Want in Your Community, and co-author of the Model Brief to Eliminate Corporate Rights. What Is Democracy School? The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating seminar that teaches Continue reading
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
At the Fairfield City Water and Sewer Committee meeting, Tuesday July 31, there was discussion regarding the fee for the opt out, with special emphasis on extreme displeasure from citizens who found that the installation charges were double the expected fee, based on the inclusion of a second water department employee being present for the sake of witnessing the process, which is the simple connection and extension of copper wire from the meter to the touch plate for reading the meter.
The citizens felt it was mentioned many times over the course of the past two months, that the installation would be 75.00 for the hour, with 37.50 minimum for the first 1/2 hour. Further confusion is expressed, as to why it is 75.00 per hour for each employee, when their normal hourly wage is but a small fraction of that scale.
The council rejected all arguments and held firm on continuing the unpopular policy. Following are some reasons which have been advanced from citizens, as common sense grounds for immediate elimination of the opt out fee:
It would be most unreasonable to claim that the low number of signups for the opt out indicates that only a few citizens are “concerned”, in light of the signatures of 14% of the adult citizens of Fairfield signing the petition in a three week period, to Continue reading
October 21, 2010. (Edited for context) While the rest of the world rushes onwards with the wireless revolution, Switzerland – the country that invented the World Wide Web – and the largest telecom provider – SWISSCOM which is owned (52%) by the Swiss government – have decided to light up the public school’s wired networks using fiber optics FOR FREE!
To help you understand the reasoning why Switzerland prefers LAN over WiFi (wireless internet), we have produced a short video that will provide some insight as to why the Swiss government is so forward thinking in matters related to the children’s health and education when it involves internet access.
After you watch the video – explore the links to the Swiss Office of Public Health website. For brevity, you can just pay attention to the bold text.
there is one catch,
HALLOWELL — In voting Tuesday to investigate the health and safety of wireless “smart meters,” the Maine Public Utilities Commission set in motion a legal and technical case that’s expected to be followed nationally by the power industry and citizen activists.
While it’s too soon to say how comprehensive Maine’s review will be, no state utility agency has held public hearings or conducted its own research into whether radio-frequency radiation from the digital devices is harmful to electricity customers, according to Continue reading
What if we, as citizens of our community, actually had the right to choose whether or not we wanted RF wireless meters radiating microwaves in our homes 24 hours per day, or cell towers microwaving our children in school all day long, or factories spewing toxic fumes into our air, or CAFO’s poisoning our water, land and air? Is that an impossible dream, because corporate agendas control our system of government, at the federal, state and local levels? Or can we actually restore democracy in our community, by working within the existing governing framework, Continue reading
This “Smart Meter” Action Kit contains valuable information about so-called “Smart Meters.” Conveniently, this information is being withheld by hydro and power authorities in hopes that deployment will go ahead unchallenged, without sufficient research into the health, safety and security issues involved.
Hopefully, along with other information on this website, the materials in this “kit” will provide tools for action and awareness. The far-reaching, negative impacts of these wireless utility meters are already a reality for many, as they are being deployed in communities throughout North America.
Communities that have Continue reading
Last night, Stop Smart Meters! caught up with Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer and expert in nuclear policy at UCSC who has been widely quoted in the media regarding recent events in Japan. Here is what he had to say about the so-called ‘independent’ CCST report on the health effects of smart meters:
Mr. Hirsch had just finished his talk at Stevenson College, UCSC about the crisis at Fukushima and what it means for the future of nuclear energy.
After the talk, we asked him about ‘smart’ meter radiation. It appears that Continue reading
June 11, 2011. Below are some of the key resolutions/appeals released by expert scientific groups around the world since 1998, regarding the biological and health effects of both low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) associated with electricity and radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation (EMR) generated by wireless devices.
Anyone who reads these cannot be left with the illusion (or delusion) that this form of energy is without adverse biological and health consequences at levels well below existing guidelines. Children are particularly vulnerable. It is irresponsible of governments to maintain the status quo in light of thousands of studies that have been published and statements by these experts.
Here are the resolutions/appeals/reports in reverse chronological order: Continue reading
Council of Europe Report on EMF RF Fields, June 5, 2011
(The Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and is based in Strasbourg, is highly influential in policy-making and has often seen its decisions enacted through conventions and treaties.)
Summary and Conclusions of findings: Continue reading
We can learn from those who have gone before. Hopefully, in Fairfield, we can be better prepared to avert future dangers from the electric and gas industries, if we heed the lessons learned from our “electro-aware” predecessors. RF meters have been installed all over Canada and the US. Similar stories emerge everywhere. The ground swell of public outcry grows stronger day by day.
We are literally being microwaved- and then billed for it.
Perhaps a better term for the ability to feel the waves- Josh suggests- is‘electromagnetically aware.’
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:
(Click on leaflet to enlarge)
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
SAN FRANCISCO – While public anger continues to simmer over the imposition of illegal and extortionate smart meter ‘opt out’ fees that continue to be hotly disputed at the California Public Utilities Commission, a CPUC Administrative Law Judge is set to decide this Friday July 13th how to respond to a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) protective order attempting to seal details of how the head of PG&E’s entire SmartMeter program- along with the top management of PG&E- infiltrated and spied on health advocacy groups opposed to the new meters nearly two years ago.
In the Autumn of 2010, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Continue reading
By Prof. James F. Tracy Global Research, July 8, 2012
URL of this article: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31816
As a multitude of hazardous wireless technologies are deployed in homes, schools and workplaces, government officials and industry representatives continue to insist on their safety despite growing evidence to the contrary. A major health crisis looms that is only hastened through the extensive deployment of “smart grid” technology.In October 2009 at Continue reading
This picture does not even show children in classrooms 20+ laptops, 20+ cell phones, Industrial Routers, 1200 hours/year. Each of these devices puts out 1 000 000 + pulses per day, all day (that go into your body). ALL of these devices run on at least 1 000 000 000 Hz +
YOU run at 8 Hz…You DO NOT WORK at 1 000 000 000 Hz,
NO ONE is compatible with these frequencies. NO brain is designed to be MICROWAVED FOR LIFE, or for even 10 seconds. WE are changing the electricity of ALL LIFEFORMS. Worse, we are paying for the “RIGHT” to do it. Worse still is none of it needs to be happening as ALL of these things can be wired AND ALL of this would stop.
WE ARE CREATING ELECTRICAL FAILURE IN HUMANS, and ALL other LIFEFORMS (BEES TOO!) ELECTRICAL FAILURE IS DISEASE.
This photo (BELOW) is a representation of YOUR BRAIN AND BODY, the lightbulbs are taking the excess electricity “DIRTY POWER” and they are lit up, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BRAIN and why CHILDREN near powerlines have a many fold risk for Leukemia and Brain Cancers. The “Smart Grid” requires the buildout of 10′s of 1000′s of km of HVTC (High Voltage Transmission Cables) Many, through dense population areas:
June 21st, 2012 – Oakland County, Michigan – Commissioners Support Smart Meter Refusal. Today, on a unanimous consent vote, the 25 member Oakland County, Michigan, Board of Commissioners approved a resolution that supports the right of every utility customer to be able to opt-out of a ‘smart’ electric meter without cost or penalty. The resolution also contains language calling for it to be forwarded to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Continue reading