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1) A major victory (at least for now) in New Mexico – no smeters, application denied “The plan presented in the Application does not provide a net public benefit and it does not promote the public interest,” wrote the Commission. It is possible that the utility will obtain public input and prepare a tighter application for re-submission to the PUC but for now, SANITY PREVAILED.
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“The Commission accepted the Hearing Examiner’s recommended decision without alteration. It ruled that:
• PNM did not demonstrate that smart meters will save money.
• PNM did not demonstrate that smart meters will produce energy efficiency.
• PNM did not show that customers want smart meters.
• PNM did not evaluate alternatives.
• PNM did not say how it would protect customer data privacy.
• Cybersecurity issues need to be addressed.
• 125 good, high-paying jobs would be lost.
• Proposed opt-out fees were unreasonable.
• There was insufficient public input.
• There was insufficient response by PNM to public objections.”
2) In Florida, people who have health concerns still have analogs but are vulnerable to having them replaced even when doctors advised against having digital (or non-transmitting smeters).
FPL replacing old-style meters with digitals against customers’ wishes
“Florida Power & Light Co. customer Lisa Lacoparra of Port St. Lucie lives in fear that an FPL worker is going to show up at her house and replace her analog meter with a digital meter.
Lacoparra is one of about 6,000 FPL customers — out of a 4.8 million customer base — who have opted out of the Juno Beach-based company’s smart meter program. The opt-outs are being charged a one-time fee of $89 plus $13 a month to keep their “non-standard meters.
Lacoparra says that in 2012, one week after FPL installed smart meters on her neighbors’ houses, she had a seizure. Those meters have been removed. But she says that even a digital meter that is not wirelessly communicating usage to FPL will make her ill, because of electromagnetic fields it emit.
“I can’t have a digital due to EMFs and dirty electricity,” Lacoparra said. “I have auto-immune disease. My doctor says I cannot be exposed. FPL knows about my case. They have a list of whose meters are going to be tested. It is updated every day. Every day I live in fear.””
[….FPL tests 5,000 meters a year, but because of the way the testing is set up, a higher percentage of analog meters is being tested. The utility’s meter population includes 79 different models. But 59 of those models are analogs, Garner said.
A document FPL filed with the PSC states, for example, that if there are only 65 of a specific type of meter in service, they will all be tested. If there are 550,000 or more of a specific model, just 98 of those will be tested….]
3) For those of you who have not been able to keep up with the big story behind the NTP study and findings, you can listen to this interview with Dr. Louis Slesin of Microwave News which really hits the highlights. During the last ¼ or so, Dr. Slesin speaks about the peer review panel and its decision. Really good.
(audio 1:02:40) https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20180410-Tue1300.mp3
4) A member sent this in from Natural News.
Smart meters cook us with thousands of microwave pulses every day, while collecting our private information for the utility company
“These digital meters can now be found in 65 million homes around America, and more and more of them are being installed on a constant basis. They communicate via non-ionizing radiation spikes and collect information several times per minute, emitting their signals at anywhere between 10,000 to 200,000 pulses per day…
What are these microwave signals doing to our bodies? Experts say they affect everything from our heart rate to our ability to concentrate and our sleep patterns. The shape of people’s blood cells physically changes in proximity to smart meters. Children, the elderly and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to the dangers posed by smart meters.
As if that weren’t bad enough, The Medical Director of Switzerland’s Paracelsus Clinic, Dr. Thomas Rau, said that such electromagnet loads can cause migraines, Parkinson’s disease, insomnia, heart arrhythmias, attention deficit disorder, and cancer.”
(video 04:22) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N29AtA3VodU
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
Even if all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken.
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