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Hundreds of angry customers pull ‘smart’ meters (video) (updated)

UPDATED 5 October 2015, 8:10am PST Last week, hundreds of Edenorte customers in the Dominican Republic removed so-called ‘smart’ meters from their homes and businesses. Watch the action here on Facebook (with over 1.3 million views!), or on Youtube below – this updat
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‘Smart’ Meters Not Necessary to Modernize the Electric Grid, Says a Major U.S. Utility

Reprinted with permission. Original post at Smart Grid Awareness On July 30, 2015, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission issued an ‘order of notice’ commencing an investigation into grid modernization in New Hampshire.  In response to that order, Eversource Energy
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Indiana regulators reject Duke Energy’s $1.9B plan to install ‘smart’ meters

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has wisely rejected Duke's request to install radiation-emitting surveillance and metering devices.
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MARCH UPDATE: Smart meters spiral out of control

by K.T. Weaver, for Take Back Your Power March has been one of the worst months ever for “smart meters” in terms of critical news reporting and negative revelations about these devices.  Clearly, things are quickly spiraling out of control worldwide in terms of anybody believing that
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2014: The year the ‘smart’ meter agenda (and its inevitable failure) became obvious

Having reached the end of 2014, there is no doubt it has been a devastating year for utility smart meters and smart grid advocates. Whether all utility executives yet realize it or not, smart meters have failed. They have failed miserably to the deliver the promised benefits. We ar
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Public News Service: “Smart meters not a smart move for Indiana ratepayers”

Duke Energy is proposing a plan to require smart meters be installed at all homes and businesses in their service territory, despite the evidence showing no benfits — only harm — to the ratepayers.
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smart meters waste billions

UK Sunday Times: “€1bn smart meter project in jeopardy” (Ireland)

IRELAND - THE future of a €1bn project to install electricity and gas smart meters in all homes and most businesses by 2020 could be in doubt after a recent cost-benefit analysis indicated savings, if any, would be minimal.
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BLOG UPDATE: “Smart” meter battle moving into mainstream

by Josh del Sol. Here's the major news of the past two weeks as the "smart" meter battle continues to move into the mainstream. Past U.S. presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader is getting punchy about "smart" meters, which are in his words a "step toward technologica
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smart meters waste money.

CIBSE Journal (UK): “DECC’s smart meters a waste of money”

The massive project to install smart meters in every UK home is likely to be a waste of money, according to Margaret Hodge MP, who chairs the influential parliamentary public accounts committee.
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CBC: Smart meter overbilling complaints investigated by Hydro-Québec

Hydro-Québec is looking into complaints that its new smart meters are overbilling homeowners, following a CBC investigation. The provincially owned power utility is in the process of installing close to 4 million next-generation meters across Quebec — a switch the utility had claimed
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WCCA13 TV Show “About Smart Meters” – Episodes 1-10

Watch the 10+ Episodes of "About Smart Meters" on WCCA13 TV (Massachusetts).
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On February 4 Ontario Ombudsman André Marin launched a formal investigation into corrupt billing practices at Hydro One, and has already received more than 4,500 complaints.

Ontario Ombudsman Investigates Systemic Billing Corruption at Hydro One

Ombudsman André Marin issued a challenge to passive Ontarians, saying they have been willing to be "socially re-engineered as electrical-trained seals — doing their laundry at certain times to avoid excessive billing."
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Power Takeover: Are smart meters part of the largest corporate scam in history?

Herald Sun: Supply charges are costing up to $550 a year

HOUSEHOLDS are paying up to $550 a year for power before flicking on a switch. Efforts to save money by using less electricity are being thwarted by new price surges of up to 74 per cent for fixed supply charges, a Victorian energy cost investigation reveals. "Companies are cranking
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European Commission Wants $700 Billion For Smart Grid Upgrades

Power Takeover: Are smart meters part of the largest corporate scam in history?

Connect the dots & follow the money trail, with TBYP director Josh del Sol's comprehensive article exposing the massive corruption and rights violations plaguing the "smart" grid.
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Smart meters “may soon be outdated”

From 2008, and relevant as ever.  In California, $4.6 Billion spent and all homes will soon need “upgrades”. -webadmin Instead of broadband, utilities opt for cheaper, lower-speed connections. By David Lazarus | April 20, 2008 California’s three biggest utilities are
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Smart Meters and Weather Extremes – Set to Fail?

Dr. Isaac Jamieson, an electrical engineer in the UK, is revealing new evidence that not only are smart meters susceptible to solar storms, but also can and very likely will fail in cases of very cold weather. View research paper: http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/
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Smart-Meter Defiance Slows $29 Billion U.S. Grid Upgrade

(From May, this Bloomberg article outlines the start of the first wave of the no-smart-meter revolution, albeit in a somewhat biased way.) By Mark Chediak A growing consumer backlash against new wireless digital technology for measuring power usage is slowing U.S. utilities’ $29 billi
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