For those who believe the new electrical smart meters are a health, safety and security issue or part of a world-wide environmental conspiracy, Consumers Energy will let you opt out of the program. But staying with or going back to old analog-style meters that need to be read monthly by a company employee will be costly for customers who opt out of the smart meter program.
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal agency that will take complaints on utility smart meters from all US states. Last year the CPSC recalled 1.3 million GE dishwashers due to “15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage.” If you’ve been harmed by smart meters or had safety problems call: (800) 638-2772
Details have come to light of a man killed by a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Smart Meter that caught fire in Vacaville, CA on July 9th, 2010. Larry Nikkel of 230 Arbor St. died from a suspicious electrical fire that consumed his home the day after Wellington Energy, contractors for PG&E, installed a Landis & Gyr “smart” electric meter. A wrongful death suit lawsuit filed by the family against the utility, subcontractor, and meter manufacturer has now been settled for an undisclosed sum.
Today the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed *utilities are giving customers smart meter data to the government and third parties. Reporter David Baker writes, “Phone records and e-mail aren’t the only kinds of personal data that government agencies can collect on Americans. They can look at your home’s energy use, too. And that information can be revealing.”
(NaturalNews) “Smart grid technology” is coming to your town – whether you like it or not. But, many health experts are questioning the sanity of such efforts. Keep in mind – cordless phones, cell phones, WiFi and (the latest addition) smart meters attached to your home have the potential to bombard your body with chaotic, electromagnetic frequency vibrations.
Posted by Shaun Kranish on 6/18/2013
Tiffany Frantz was only 21 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the exact spot she typically carried her cell phone. INSIDE EDITION sits down with with Frantz who claims her cell phone is the reason for her cancer.
On behalf of the Osoyoos Indian Band, Chief Clarence Louie announced today that he and all Band Council members have signed a governing document prohibiting Fortis BC, the local utility company, from installing Smart Meters on the approximately 703 homes and businesses on the Osoyoos Indian Reserve.
Attorneys David Kyle and Paul Overett have filed a mass tort lawsuit against two California utilities: Southern California Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for health damages from exposure to smart meters, and or smart grid. Also named in the lawsuit are smart meter installer companies, Corix and Wellington and smart meter manufacturers, Itron and Landis and Gyr, with possibly more defendants to be added as the lawsuit progresses.
In October, the city council of this Central Texas town voted unanimously to purchase advanced electric meters, known as smart meters, for the city-owned electric utility. But some residents resisted, and the smart meter vote played a large role in last weekend's recall of the city's mayor and the electoral defeat of two council members. Voters here passed a referendum last weekend to enshrine in the city charter the right of residents to refuse the installation of smart meters on their property. Sheila Hemphill, an organizer of the effort, called the victory her "San Jacinto."
In an electrical circuit, outgoing electrical current needs somewhere to return. Since 1992, U.S. electric utilities have set up the electrical infrastructure to return high-frequency energy to the Earth. Unlike Europe, 70% of the electrical current is returned into the ground via phase wires. As a result, everything in physical contact with the ground is being constantly bombarded with this extra energy. Guest Dave Stetzer, the founder of Stetzer Electric, is a measurement expert in the area of electricity. In this interview, he explains why Europe’s electrical infrastructure is superior to that of the United States, and how much high-frequency electric current we are being exposed to daily in our homes, offices, and anywhere else we are in contact with the ground.