Thalia Assuras from EnergyNow.com sat down with former CIA Director James Woolsey to discuss the current state of the nation’s electric grid and its vulnerabilities. Woolsey says the federal government’s oversight of grid security is inadequate and attacks on the grid are “entirely possible. Continue reading
This is an industry conference call on smart grids. It is worth listening to so you get some insight into what is going on in the background. Continue reading
Electrical engineer and electro-magnetic pollution consultant Tom Wilson of GreenAndHealthyHomes.net, analyzes the architecture and human and environmental health risks of the so-called ‘smart grid’ in his presentation at the Wireless Safety Summit, Oct. 5, 2011, in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Center for Safer Wireless.
The energy minister in the previous [British] Labour government, one Ed Miliband, introduced legislation to make smart meters mandatory for homes and small and medium-sized businesses by 2014 as part of the condition for licensing energy companies. The electronic devices must collect information every 30 minutes, and use wireless chips to phone home. The cost … Continue reading
Smart meters – the issues, concerns, implications and what you can do Smart Meters are being installed in homes around the world as part of a global roll-out of smart power grids. We don’t believe in coincidences. We have a number of concerns with regard smart meters, which can be used to measure electricity, gas … Continue reading
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has warned that smart meters, which must be introduced into every home in the UK within the next seven years, will be used to track much more than energy consumption unless proper safeguards are introduced. Continue reading
This segment deals with privacy and security. Most will learn much from this video. In under 12 minutes it deals very well with these 2 issues, of course, every segment could be hours long but thats not the point. Share with friends, relatives and all. Part of the purpose of these videos is to explain … Continue reading
Video – Smart meters invade privacy
“The Money Trail”, learn the behind the scene conflict of interests. Money grabbers seem to ignore world-wide documented health risks. Plus: steps you can take to lessen the impact of wireless devices on your families’ health. Most important information for all citizens’ of the world. Part 1 Part 2
Smart Hacking For Privacy Advanced metering devices (aka smart meters) are nowadays being installed throughout electric networks in Germany, in other parts of Europe and in the United States. Due to a recent amendment especially in Germany they become more and more popular and are obligatory for new and refurbished buildings. Unfortunately, smart meters are … Continue reading
28 July, 2011. VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner is investigating BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program to ensure that it complies with privacy law. Commissioner Elizabeth Denham launched her investigation following receipt of numerous complaints that the information collected by smart meters breaches personal privacy. BC Hydro has recently started installing smart meters … Continue reading
DETAILED information about electricity customers’ power usage, which gives insights into when a house is occupied, is being shared with third parties including mail houses, debt collectors, data processing analysts and government agencies. Continue reading
Earlier this week I responded to an email from the New Zealand Privacy Commission by asking two questions. 1) You say power companies have good business reasons for installing smart meters. Can you explain what you believe those reasons are? 2) You say power firms have legitimate uses for the more detailed information those meters … Continue reading
They call them smart meters but a growing number of homeowners disagree. They’re claiming the new power monitoring devices are actually bad for your health.
Our new friends at the Global Breakthrough Energy Movement are hosting a world-class, three-day conference covering the past, present and future of breakthrough energy technologies and their world-changing implications. The conference schedule has been carefully curated to interest and inform scientists, students, technicians, entrepreneurs and the general public and features speakers from across the globe. They include … Continue reading
A smart meter is usually an electrical meter that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing purposes. Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. Unlike home energy monitors, smart meters … Continue reading
Critics at odds with utilities.
Hi, I contacted you recently re advice for getting my smart meter removed. I am with Contact Energy. After speaking with many companies and discussing options, I have as of today had the communications device removed from my smart meter, in fact the smart meter was removed and replaced with another type of meter. It … Continue reading