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Are Maryland Utilities Allowed to Replace Our Analog Meters with Non-Smart Digital Meters?

The above question has been coming up with increasing frequency over the last several months.  The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) provided for a permanent opt out for any residential or small commercial customer not wishing to have a smart meter in its Order Number 86200 dated February 26, 2014.  This opt out was limited […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Maryland Smart Meter Awareness is Opposing BGE’s Proposed Rate Hike of $15.20 Per Month for All Customers

BGE is seeking a monthly rate increase of $15.20 to recoup costs, notably for its wireless smart meter program.  This rate hike will affect every BGE customer, whether they accepted a smart meter or opted out of one. The Public Service Commission (PSC) will be holding five public hearings where people are invited to voice […]

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November 2015 Update

As you probably have already heard, BGE’s opt-out fee was lowered from $11 monthly to $5.50 due to the unexpectedly high opt-out rate in BGE’s service area (about 4%). A key operating principle in setting opt-out fees is that the larger the opt-out rate, the lower the fee since there are more people to share […]

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Sample of 19 Maryland PSC Smart Meter Complaints from 2014

Through a Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) request, Maryland Smart Meter Awareness was able to obtain a list of complaints submitted to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) about wireless smart electric and gas meters. The list of 301 complaints represents only the amount that the PSC was able to redact in two hours. Below […]

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Guide for Smart Meter Legislative Campaign 2015

Maryland Smart Meter Awareness has put together a legislative guide along with model letters for your state representatives. Find your representatives here:  http://www.mdelect.net/ Hearing date for Senate Bill 9 is February 17, 2015, so please do not delay – write, call, or email today! Here is the text: Your Name Your Address Today’s Date Senator  […]

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Electromagnetic Radiation, from Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2014

Weston A. Price Foundation’s Winter 2014 Journal Focuses on Electromagnetic Radiation

The Weston A. Price Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals […]

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