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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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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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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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Northeast Utilities: No rational basis for Smart Meters

From Stop Smart Meters in Massachusetts: Northeast Utilities (NStar and WMECo), Massachusetts’ largest electric utility courageously declared the truth on 1/17/2014:    ”There is no rational basis for the implementation of AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure aka ‘smart’ meters/infrastructure)” in response to the Patrick Administration’s and MA Dept. of Public Utilities bid to hurriedly mandate so called ‘smart’ […]

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan: {Smart Meters} Too Expensive for Consumers

Lisa Madigan Opinion Editorial: ComEd Experiment Too Expensive for Consumers Chicago Tribune, June 21, 2011 | Link to article >> Last month, as the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session rushed to a close, ComEd, Ameren and their army of lobbyists were able to muscle a bill through the legislature that will mean a decade of […]

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Attorney General Jepsen urges state regulators to reject CL&P’s plan to replace electric meters with Smart Meters

On Thursday, February 8, 2011, Attorney General George Jepsen released the following letter: HARTFORD – Connecticut Light & Power Co.’s plan to replace existing electric meters with advanced technology would be very expensive and would not save enough electricity for its 1.2 million customers to justify the expense, Attorney General George Jepsen said Tuesday. Jepsen made the comments […]

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National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP) Report: Smart Grid Funding Misspent on Obsolete Technologies

Published on Powerwatch| November 28, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. November 26, 2012. A new policy report focused on the electric grid and economy of energy, “Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid”, was published today by the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP) in Washington, D.C. The report states that billions of dollars in […]

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