PG&E Sued By Insurance Companies When “Smart” Meters Caught Fire on California Homes

PG&E Sued By Insurance Companies When “Smart” Meters Caught Fire on California Homes By B.N. Frank Many people are aware that California utility company PG&E is being held accountable for playing a significant role in the state’s devastating wildfires. What many may not know is that insurance companies have taken legal action against PG&E after their “Smart” Meters caught fire on California homes. In 2015 hundreds of PG&E smart meters simultaneously exploded in Stockton, CA after a truck caused a power surge.  Scary, right? Tens of millions of “Smart” Meters…

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“Green” businessman is Buffalo area’s top Trump 2020 donor

“Green” businessman is Buffalo area’s top Trump 2020 donor Jon Williams is hailed as a green energy hero, but he is not the environmental champion his public image portrays Read More → Eyes on the Ties

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Ohioans Pay 8x More For Electricity Than 11 Years Ago Thanks to Riders, Subsidies, Smart Meters, etc.

Ohioans Pay 8x More For Electricity Than 11 Years Ago Thanks to Riders, Subsidies, Smart Meters, etc. By B.N. Frank Thanks to The Plain Dealer for identifying the who, what, when, where, why, and how Ohioans became some of the most ripped-off energy customers in the U.S. In 2008, the Ohio Legislature enacted Senate Bill 221, allowing state regulators to develop “electric security plans.” Those plans let utilities add riders to bills beyond the basic costs of distribution services and investments. “Customers’ base-distribution rates have not changed since 2009 and…

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Duke Energy Reported 650 Million Attempted Cyberattacks in 2017. Damn “Smart” Meters and Grids…

Duke Energy Reported 650 Million Attempted Cyberattacks in 2017. Damn “Smart” Meters and Grids… By B.N. Frank According to a recent report issued by The U.S. Dept of Energy, cyberattacks are on the rise – to put it mildly. Duke Energy, one of the largest power companies in the nation serving 7.6 million customers reported more than 650 million cyberattacks in 2017. Experts have warned that utility companies who install “Smart” Meters and Grids are putting themselves at greater risk for them.  Some companies sell software to try to prevent…

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French Court Rules Against Utility Smart Meters Because They Are Making People Sick

French Court Rules Against Utility Smart Meters Because They Are Making People Sick By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of utility Smart Meters have been installed throughout the U.S and around the world so it’s likely that they are installed on your home and throughout your community whether you know it or not.  A documentary was produced about them – Take Back Your Power – because there are so many problems associated with them including adverse health effects and fires. Merci beaucoup to the French court for ruling against these…

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41 Inconvenient Truths on the “New Energy Economy”

41 Inconvenient Truths on the “New Energy Economy” By Mark P. Mills A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the rush to demand, or predict, an energy future that is entirely based on wind/solar and batteries, freed from the “burden” of the hydrocarbons that have fueled societies for centuries. Regardless of one’s opinion about whether, or why, an energy “transformation” is called for, the physics and economics of energy combined with scale realities make it clear that there is no possibility of anything resembling a…

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Europe Has no Freedom But to Choose “Freedom Gas”

Europe Has no Freedom But to Choose “Freedom Gas” By Tony Cartalucci The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently renamed US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports “freedom gas.” But freedom for who? For Europe who already has a cheap and reliable source of natural gas, but is being forced to switch over to more expensive US gas under the threat of sanctions? Certainly not. Or freedom for Russia who supplies Europe with much of its natural gas to compete openly and fairly with the United States? Most definitely not. Or…

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Where Technocrats Play: U.S. Department Of Energy

Where Technocrats Play: U.S. Department Of Energy By Patrick Wood Ex-Governor of Texas Rick Perry was appointed Secretary of Energy by President Donald Trump on March 2, 2017. Even though President Trump has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord on global warming, apparently Secretary Perry has not gotten word, for the Department of Energy’s web page on Climate Change is still present on the Energy.gov website, which prominently states, Addressing the effects of climate change is a top priority of the Energy Department. As global temperatures rise, wildfires, drought, and…

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“Smart, but Not Always Secure” Free Webcast For Utility Companies Regarding Their Expensive, Vulnerable and Dangerous Smart Grids and Meters

“Smart, but Not Always Secure” Free Webcast For Utility Companies Regarding Their Expensive, Vulnerable and Dangerous Smart Grids and Meters By B.N. Frank Smart Grids and Smart Meters are relatively new technology.  They also aren’t necessary at all.  Think about it:  before this technology was introduced, most of us enjoyed electric, gas, and water utilities right? Smart Grids and Meters are vulnerable to security issues because everything is connected together often using Internet of Things (IoT) technology which in itself is very vulnerable.  Utility companies force this technology on customers…

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It’s Time to Break Up the Forced Child-Bride Marriage Between Solar, Sustainability, and Smart Meters

It’s Time to Break Up the Forced Child-Bride Marriage Between Solar, Sustainability, and Smart Meters By Patricia Burke In 2009, utilities across the U.S. began installing new two-way wireless electric smart meters on homes. With economic stimulus funding from the federal government, investor-owned utilities were all too happy to have a shovel-ready scheme and a guaranteed rate of return on investment. Citizens were told that the meters would give them “more control over their energy usage.” Investors were happy, buoyed by state and local regulations encouraging (and in some cases…

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