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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iOS and Android Devices Targeted by Long-Time Well-funded Surveillance Operation with Data Possibly Sold to Law Enforcement and Governments

iOS and Android Devices Targeted by Long-Time Well-funded Surveillance Operation with Data Possibly Sold to Law Enforcement and Governments By B.N. Frank According to ArsTechnica.com, this operation was carefully designed and included multiple stages.  Audio, contacts, location, and more was stolen for years.  The article reads like an intricate suspense-thriller plot.  Smartphone owners may feel a little creeped out – even if they haven’t been arrested. Unfortunately, even non-smartphone users are being subjected to involuntary surveillance through 5G, The Internet of Things (IoT), and utility “Smart” Meters (See 1, 2,…

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New Jersey Anti-Poverty Network, AARP, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, and More Oppose Rate Increases for Utility “Smart” Meters

New Jersey Anti-Poverty Network, AARP, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, and More Oppose Rate Increases for Utility “Smart” Meters By B.N. Frank New Jersey consumer and environmental organizations are the latest to oppose customer rate increases which include funding the installation of unsafe, inefficient and costly utility “Smart” Meters: AARP New Jersey dropped off about 23,000 postcards from its members on Wednesday with a message to the state Board of Public Utilities and Gov. Phil Murphy. We can’t afford utility bill increases, amounting to $12 billion in proposals by AARP’s…

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Some Utility Companies Charging Customers For Extra Energy Needed to Operate “Smart” Meters. Is Yours?

Some Utility Companies Charging Customers For Extra Energy Needed to Operate “Smart” Meters. Is Yours? By B.N. Frank Everywhere utility “smart” meters are installed – there are people fighting them to get them replaced with original analog meters, including elected officials. Utility companies knew these meters were problematic years ago.  They took federal stimulus money and raised customer rates to install them anyway.  They promoted them as being beneficial to customers and eco-friendly even though that’s never been the case.  Despite all the problems and complaints, utility companies still continue…

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Could Reinstating The “Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935” Reduce the Exploitation of Americans by Utilities and Telecoms via “Smart” Meters and Cities?

Could Reinstating The “Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935” Reduce the Exploitation of Americans by Utilities and Telecoms via “Smart” Meters and Cities? Op-Ed by Phil D. Coffers In 1932, the 8 largest utility holding companies controlled 73% of the market.  This made it impossible for states to regulate utility companies – or protect the public – which led to the enactment of the “Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935” to regulate the electric utility sector by either: Confining their operations to a single state or Limiting and…

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2015 Video Exposes “The Truth About ‘Smart’ Meters”

2015 Video Exposes “The Truth About ‘Smart’ Meters” By B.N. Frank Like so many people in the U.S. and around the world, Activist Post writers are not fans of utility “Smart” Meters. In 2015, activist and filmmaker Josh del Sol created a 90-minute video which provides an outline that details exactly why no one should be forced to accept these privacy violating biologically and environmentally harmful meters on their homes or throughout their communities. From Josh: As we connect the dots, the dark underbelly of the ‘smart’ meter agenda becomes…

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