New Jersey Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meter Technology, Undermine Federal Program

New Jersey Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meter Technology, Undermine Federal Program By Michael Maharrey A bill filed in the New Jersey Assembly would allow utility customers in the sate to opt-out of installing “smart meter” technology on homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would enable New Jersey residents to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect. A bipartisan coalition of three assemblymembers introduced Assembly Bill 5884 (A5884) on Nov. 14. The legislation would create…

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PG&E Smart Meters Pulse Harmful RF 10K-190K Times Daily with Peak Power 2.5X What’s Stated in Safety Data

PG&E Smart Meters Pulse Harmful RF 10K-190K Times Daily with Peak Power 2.5X What’s Stated in Safety Data By B.N. Frank Californians were having problems with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) long before the more recent deadly wildfires and planned blackouts.  Much of it had to do with the company’s Smart Meters which also catch fire and explode (see 1, 2). Some customers took legal action when they became sick after the company installed these meters on their homes.  Sickness is NOT uncommon from exposure to ALL wireless sources.  Unfortunately,…

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New Kentucky Governor Stopped Utility “Smart” Meter Rollout When He Was Attorney General. Why All Elected Officials Should.

New Kentucky Governor Stopped Utility “Smart” Meter Rollout When He Was Attorney General. Why All Elected Officials Should. By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of utility “Smart” Meters have been installed in the U.S. and worldwide so it’s likely that they have been installed on your home and throughout your community. These meters are so problematic that many elected officials have taken action against them (see 1, 2) including newly elected Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear.  He put the kibosh on their continued deployment while he was Attorney General. From AARP…

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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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People Worldwide Are Getting Sick From Utility “Smart” Meters — Californians Took PG&E to Court

People Worldwide Are Getting Sick From Utility “Smart” Meters — Californians Took PG&E to Court By B.N. Frank Whether you know it or not, you probably have utility “Smart” Meters on your home and throughout your community.  Tens of millions have been installed worldwide and there are countless reports of people getting sick after they have been installed.  Sometimes this happens immediately and sometimes it’s gradual.  Regardless, most cases aren’t validated or resolved like they were in France a few months ago when a court ruled that some residents did…

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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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Independence, Missouri, City Council Adopts Ordinance Prohibiting AMI Smart Meters June 3, 2019

Independence, Missouri, City Council Adopts Ordinance Prohibiting AMI Smart Meters June 3, 2019 By Catherine J. Frompovich Bang the timpani drums and clang the brass cymbals!  One municipality finally was able to get an ordinance passed that prohibits AMI Smart Meters from being installed anywhere within the city limits. The City of Independence, Missouri, did the right thing for all its residents! 19-031 – 2R.  An ordinance prohibiting the City from installing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), entering into a contract for the purposes of installing AMI and voiding any contracts…

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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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