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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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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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Smart meters proposed for Tasmania in a current government draft for public comment, Don Maisch, Jan. 19, 2015

Excellent discussion of the reality of supposed cost savings from smart meters. Although this is about the smart meter roll out in Australia, it applies to smart meters elsewhere as well. “Energy Minister Matthew Groom said…that the aim [of a smart meter program] was to drive down the cost of electricity prices for all Tasmanians. He saw the introduction of a […]

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Smart Meters, the Opposite of Green

Smart Meters, the Opposite of Green Award-Winning New Film, Take Back Your Power, Urges Revolt Against Threatening Device By Jeromy Johnson and Regina Meredith April 2014 issue of Common Ground magazine This is one of the best articles about why there is so much pushback around the world surrounding the rush to deploy smart meters. […]

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Is There Anything ‘Smart’ About Electric Smart Meters?

By BJ LIfe/Jonathan Libber, Jan. 8, 2015. Jonathan LIbber, president of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness, summarizes the many reasons why smart meters are not, in fact, such a smart idea. “There is nothing smart about wireless smart meters. These meters are a threat to the health, dafety, and privacy of every single individual living in […]

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Health Argument for Replacing Wireless “Smart” Meters with Safe Metering Technology in Maryland

This document describes the health problems that the biomedical research community has found caused by exposure to the type of radiation — radiofrequency radiation (at microwave frequencies) — emitted by Wireless Smart Meters. These researchers work to protect the rest of us from harm, but we must be wise enough to listen. Health Argument for […]

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