Energy suspends installations of smart meters
Energy announced that it will immediately suspend
installation of its
new “smart” electric meters after some local fire officials
attributed them to the cause of a handful of recent house
response to the safety concerns, PECO will also begin
of the installed Sensus model meters with an L&G model
Saturday to see if it performs differently, spokeswoman
Menendez said Wednesday. An extensive analysis of the meter
collected so far will be completed before the replacement
begins, she added.
video (Fox29 TV):
Smart meters' lack of UL or CSA approval; lack of safety
has been ongoing to try to get to the bottom of what appears
to be a
complete lack of both UL (or equivalent) certification, and
safety testing in all regions throughout North America, and
an email, a UL engineer said:
utilities have to make sure the meter itself is being
under ANSI C12.1, 10 and 20 of which UL can also offer the
certificate service without UL mark as other lab doing.
... UL has
developed a standardized set of safety requirements for
meters, including “smart” meters."
even though there are standards, and even though UL says
need to ensure testing, no
to date (that we know of) has been able to provide
of any UL or CSA certification, or accredited safety
utilities are installing a untested, unapproved device as
as a utility meter governing all electrical usage is a
safety concern to all citizens.
Further, there appears to be obfuscations and witholding of
going on with or between UL, ANSI and each utility.
filming, I interviewed John Horgan, NDP Energy Critic in BC,
asked him how it is remotely possible that BC Hydro is
with installing unapproved devices. He responded, "I
don't know... I don't know. It's mind-numbing, isn't it?"
anyone has further information on the current status of the
certification or safety testing of smart meters or other
devices, please contact me at jo...@thebigpitcher.org.
Defiance Slows $29 Billion U.S. Grid Upgrade
May, this Bloomberg article outlines the start of the first
the no-smart-meter revolution, albeit in a somewhat biased
Actual Smart Meter Microwave Exposure Videotaped and
Measured at More
Than 1300% of KIUC Claims
electrical contractor in Kauai, HI recorded a Smart Meter
pulse at a
business in Kaua and shows that the microwave emissions are
1300% greater than KIUC's claim. In addition, over a 24 hour
its total emissions amount to 3.2 hours of exposure to
modulated microwave frequency radiation at over 2 milliwatts
square meter (mW/m2) which is 240 times greater than what
article and video:
Supreme Court update (July 12): Court says PUC didn't
smart-meter health issues
— The Maine Public Utilities Commission failed to resolve
and safety issues related to Central Maine Power Co.’s
of smart meters and should now do so, the Maine Supreme
Court has ruled.
a decision released today, the court sided with smart-meter
opponents, who argued that utility regulators ignored their
mandate to ensure the delivery of safe and reasonable
legal update (Aug 21): Video
The next hearing in the Federal Court case launched by the
Smart Meter Awareness group was scheduled for August 28.
the late-evening hours of August 27, Judge Lee postponed the
to October 2. This is the second time in two weeks that
postponed a hearing the night before it was scheduled to
causing considerable questions to be raised as to the nature
process of supposed justice.)
and Pacemaker Disruption from Electric Meter
Donovan of Carson, CA relies on both a cardiac pacemaker and
defibrillator to keep him alive. In this video, he tells of
experience of EMR
his smart meter stopping his heart 4 times.
the untested, unthinking installation of smart meters
people everywhere with common medical equipment such as
defibrillators, and many other devices are actually being
directly contravene the strict usage guidelines (to stay out
fields). This is costing an untold numbers of human lives.
of hundreds of studies w/ links: Adverse Health Effects from
More than 6,000 published scientific studies dating all the
to the 1930's have proven that low-level microwave radiation
other frequency ranges of radiation) clearly cause
harmful biological effects. Below are several hundred of
studies, with abstracts linked.)
EMF Exposures in Womb Can Lead To Childhood Obesity, Asthma
Li is the last man standing. Not long ago, many of the
environmental epidemiologists in the U.S. were working on
EMFs of one
kind or another. They've all moved on —all except De-Kun Li,
continues to break new ground in one study after another.
a senior researcher at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA, has
shown that EMF exposures in the womb are linked to an
of childhood obesity.
Blueprint for powerful, peaceful change
people of Iceland forced their corrupt government to resign.
public assembly was created to rewrite the constitution.
were nationalized, it was decided not to pay the debt that
All of this in a peaceful way...
happen if the rest of the world took this as an example?"