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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