Major U.S. Utility Says “No Rational Basis” for Mandating Smart Meters

Posted on February 13, 2014

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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.

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Ordinance and Resolution Banning Smart Meter Installation in Campwood Texas

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.

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ElectroMagnetic Sensitivity Research Institute: New Low-EMF Housing Project in Colorado

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New Low-EMF Housing Project in COlorado

The following information was sent by one of my EMF contacts. It sounds somewhat like an experiment, however, I am posting it in good faith – that this low EMF environment and research institute would genuinely aid persons with electromagnetic sensitivities.  Comments from my readers would be very welcome.

The ElectroMagnetic Sensitivity Research Institute is looking for researchers (engineers, biochemists, etc.), medical people, support personnel (accountant, architect, nurses, etc.), sensitives who would like to live in Continue reading

Smart Meter Victory in Oakland County, Michigan

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

The tide is turning against smart meters!

March 21, 2012 – The court finds judgment for David Kyle against Southern California Edison in the amount of $2500.00 damages, $50.00 costs, and $0 attorney fees.

In lieu of payment and at the election of defendant, defendant may, not later than March 12, 2012 replace the “smart meter’ installed at the Kyle residence with the same type of meter previously in place at the Kyle residence prior to the installation of the “smart meter.” http://burbankaction.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/smartmeterjudgment2.pdf

May 14, 2012 – Vermont appears poised to take an unusually aggressive stance. While several states have allowed utilities to charge a fee to customers who want to opt out of smart meters, Vermont’s governor is expected soon to sign legislation that would allow customers to say no without paying anything extra.

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City of Ojai First So Cal Government to Criminalize Meters

The City of Ojai last week became the first government in Southern California to adopt an ordinance officially banning smart meters within its jurisdiction. Our congrats and respect both to the city council and the residents of Ojai who brought about this landmark vote. Ojai joins a proud and elite corps of local governments in California including Santa Cruz, Marin, Lake, and Mendocino Counties who have followed through on their legal right and moral obligation to pass laws protecting their residents from a utility industry and regulatory environment out of touch with health, safety, and sanity. More than 56 local governments in the state have now officially declared their opposition to current smart grid policy, an overwhelming statement of democratic opposition to a flawed and dangerous system.

Some Ann Arbor residents seek moratorium on Smart Meters

A group of Ann Arbor residents is lobbying city hall to stop DTE Energy’s installation of so-called “smart meters” on area homes, voicing concerns about potential health risks.”Having these smart meters put in our neighborhoods is like living in a microwave, and you can’t turn them off,” said Darren Schmidt, a holistic doctor and CEO of the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor. “We need to put a moratorium on this.”

Schmidt shared that message before the Ann Arbor City Council at its last meeting, but city officials haven’t been quick to act on the suggestion.

Mayor John Hieftje said a resident dropped off materials at his office and he’s taking a look at it, but he thinks it’s an issue better suited for the city’s Environmental Commission.

“I’m still wading my way through the material and trying to separate what is reality and what is exaggeration,” he said.


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