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[BC Hydro – BCUC – Solar] Will the BC Utilities Commission defend local power?

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URGENT: Mail Today Feb.14/20!

Will the BC Utilities Commission defend local power? – Dogwood Petition:

 

From: “Dave Mills, Dogwood” <dogwood@dogwoodbc.ca>
Sent: February 14, 2020
Subject: BC Hydro is trying to mess with our solar
https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
& https://www.bchydro.com/search.html?site=bchydro-com&client=bchydro-com&proxystylesheet=bchydro-com&output=xml_no_dtd&q=smart+metering+program

The B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) is our energy regulator. It’s tasked with ensuring providers like BC Hydro serve British Columbians fairly.

Over the past 10 months, the BCUC has been hearing arguments for and against BC Hydro’s proposed amendments to Rate Schedule 1289 — the Net Metering program. And today is the last day for British Columbians to have their say.

A robust Net Metering program allows people to work together to create local power and get a fair return for their efforts. However, out of the blue, BC Hydro reduced the rate, stopped people from sharing power and placed restrictions that prevent people from cooperatively producing power. Now, they’re trying to make those changes permanent.

Send a pre-written letter to the BC Utilities Commission now , telling them to reject BC Hydro’s ruinous changes. https://dogwoodbc.ca/petitions/bcuc-defend-local-power/

BC Hydro’s changes to RS1289 will kneecap engaged British Columbians from harnessing their own solar power. Don’t let them get away with this.

Tell the BC Utilities Commission you oppose BC Hydro’s amendments throttling the Net Metering program. You only have until the end of todayFriday, February 14 — to submit your letter.

Thank you for standing up for local power,

Dave

P.S. BC Hydro is a big fish in a little pond — they’re trying to throttle a budding renewable revolution by kneecapping engaged citizens who are invested in producing their own power. Don’t let them get away with it: send this pre-written message to the BCUC right now telling them you oppose BC Hydro’s amendments to the Net Metering program. And if you want, you can add your own personalized message as well.

https://dogwoodbc.ca/petitions/bcuc-defend-local-power/

PLEASE DONATE – https://dogwoodbc.ca/donate

 

Dogwood, PO Box 8701, Victoria, BC V8W 3S3

 

[Press release] The Court of Appeal of Turin (Italy) confirms the link between a head tumour and mobile phone use by Phonegate Alert – January 15, 2020

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Published The January 15, 2020
Dear supporters,

This decision of the Court of Appeal of Turin is historic!
https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/the-court-of-appeal-of-turin-confirms-the-link-between-a-head-tumour-and-mobile-phone-use

(….This is the second Italian appeal judgment in favour of a worker after the Brescia judgment in 2010, which concluded with the confirmation of the Supreme Court in 2012, case of Marcolini v. INAIL.

In this case, the Court of Bergamo had rejected the application in first instance.

A landmark judgment that will have international repercussions

The Romeo v. INAIL case is therefore historic. It is the first in world judicial history to have had two consecutive judgments in favour of the plaintiff. It is also historic because of the principles underlying this decision and particularly because it is written about the conflicts of interest of certain experts close to the mobile phone industry.

Conflicts of interest and the role of the ICNIRP pinpointed by the Tribunal

Indeed, the Tribunal recognizes that telephone industry-funded scientists, or members of the ICNIRP, are less reliable than independent scientists: ….)

Thank you for relaying it as widely as possible.

The Phonegate Alert Team
To learn more on the same subject:

Italy: a landmark judgment requires the state to inform the population of the health risks due to mobile phones

Mobil World Congress: industrialists and public authorities urged to take into account the health effects of mobile technologies (video of Stefano Bertone)

Phonegate Alert invited to the International conference Stop 5G at the Italian Parliament

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Copyright © Alerte Phonegate Tous droits réservés.
Adresse mail contact: contact@phonegatealert.org

 

 

Smart Meter Opt-Outs for BC, Canada and USA

 

 

 

6 links to help you find your electric utility‘s opt-out program plus comparison chart of opt-out fees.

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/metersgrid/smart-meter-opt-out-options-and-fees/

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Fire and Electrical Hazards from ‘Smart’, Wireless, PLC, and Digital Utility Meters by Nina Beety – July 21, 2019

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Fires and electrical problems from Smart Meters and digital utility meters Press Release by Nina Beety – July 21, 2019: – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Fires-and-electrical-problems-from-Smart-Meters-and-digital-utility-meters-Press-Release-by-Nina-Beety-July-21-2019.pdf   &

Overview: Fire and Electrical Hazards from ‘Smart’, Wireless, PLC, and Digital Utility MetersReport by Nina Beety – July 21, 2019: – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Overview-Fire-and-Electrical-Hazards-from-Smart-Wireless-PLC-and-Digital-Utility-Meters-by-Nina-Beety-final-rev-July-21-2019-.pdf

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Report: Fires and electrical problems from Smart Meters and digital utility meters by Nina Beety – Smart Meter Harm – July 23, 2019:
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Reports on Smart Meter Problems – Smart Meter Harm – Updated July 23, 2019:

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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/

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5G Hazards – Talks Scheduled in Southern BC. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – June 07, 2019

(audio 24:29) 5G Hazards – Talks Scheduled in Southern BC. Sharon Noble – June 7, 2019 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – June 07, 2019: https://youtu.be/9b2FU03UhIo

(Politicians may be criminally responsible for allowing microwave harm

 

Guest Speakers Dr. Martin L. Pall (Biological Health Effects)
& Timothy Schoechle (Community Fibre Networks & Microgrids, Re-Inventing Wires) at:
– Salt Spring Island
– Victoria
– Nanaimo
– Bowen Island

 

(podcast 24:16) June 7, 2019 | 5G Hazards – Talks Scheduled in Southern BC – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – June 07, 2019:
https://www.howestreet.com/2019/06/07/5g-hazards-talks-scheduled-in-southern-bc/

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

 

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

Phonegate Alert invited to a medical conference in England – June 08, 2019

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“Phonegate Alert” invited to a conference in England by Dr. Mallery-Blythe

https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/phonegate-alert-invited-to-a-conference-in-england-by-dr-mallery-blythe

On June 8, 2019, a commemorative conference in honour of Jenny Fry will be held in England at the initiative of “EMF aware Sussex”. On this occasion, the experts present will review scientific and medical knowledge concerning electrosensitivity, the development of new 5G technologies, communicating meters and mobile phones. We would like to thank Dr. Mallery-Blythe for her invitation, which will allow us, for the first time on English soil, to discuss the issues related to the Phonegate scandal.

The speakers:

Professor Dominique Belpomme,
Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Paris René Descartes, founder of the European Institute for Research on Cancer and the Environment (ECERI), founder of ARTAC (Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer). He will speak on the theme: “Etiology, diagnosis and management of electrohyper-sensitivity (EHS).

Dr. Marc Arazi,
Physician
Co-founder and President of the organization Alerte Phonegate.
His presentation: “The international Phonegate scandal: All overexposed, all deceived, all threatened by our mobile phones”.

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe,
Founder of the PHIRE medical organization (Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation & Environment), Trustee RRT (Radiation Research Trust), Medical Advisor ORSAA (Oceanic Radiofrequency Scienti c Advisory Association), Medical Advisor ESUK and member of IGNIR 5g, she will speak on the theme: “Overview of EMF health effects and PHIRE 5G Five Facts initiative.”

Debbie Fry (dental nurse) will talk about her daughter, Jenny’s experiences with her E.H.S. and her campaign to turn off Wi-Fi in schools and hospitals.

This conference, which will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 9am to 5pm in the Sedwick park house, is open to the public. You can download the prospectus to register.

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Learn more about Jenny Fry: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/?s=Jenny+Fry

May 15th Day of Action Against 5G. Sharon Noble – April 15, 2019 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – April 15, 2019

(audio 25:48) May 15th Day of Action Against 5G. Sharon Noble – April 15, 2019 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – April 15, 2019:  https://youtu.be/XKpFvaN5rtY
(Children Super Vulnerable to Microwave Radiation
Guest’s website:  http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/)

 

(podcast 25:44) April 15, 2019 | May 15th Day of Action Against 5G – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – April 15, 2019:
https://www.howestreet.com/2019/04/15/may-15th-day-of-action-against-5g/

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

 

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

5G – Mobile Communication – AZK 16 Lecture by Anke Kern – Digitalized into a radiant future – dead certain

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/5G-Mobile-Communication-AZK-16-Lecture-by-Anke-Kern-Digitalized-into-a-radiant-future-dead-certain-by-KLA.tv-January-24-2019.pdf

Digitalization and mobile communications are issues everyone is talking about these days. They polarize strongly. Is this technology a blessing or a curse? Must progress prevail at last over the die-hard conservatives who would still prefer to use the “bush drum”. Or are the progressive forces consistently hiding the hazards? In her lecture Anke Kern gives an insight into her 15 years of research. She gives a closer look at facts that are consistently kept hidden from the public. People need to know these facts in order to be able to deal with this technology and to draw the right conclusions.

read more:  2) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-05-07-german-activist-the-digitized-world-could-be-deadly-and-were-not-being-told/

Looking to sell utility billing data to lenders, Urjanet rakes in $20 million

https://urjanet.com/services/utility-bill-data/

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“Urjanet’s technology is used to track cost and usage information from 4,000 utilities in 30 countries. That data collected from electric, gas, telecommunications, water, and waste providers, is used by small and medium-sized businesses, and multinational companies, to automate accounting and bill processing, manage energy costs, and comply with reporting regulations, the company said….

“Oak HC/FT’s financing will enable us to broaden our reach to the world’s largest corporations and utility providers, as well as accelerate our launch of new applications using utility data as an alternative source for credit scoring and identity verification,” said Sanjoy Malik, Urjanet’s chief executive, in a statement.”

https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/02/looking-to-sell-utility-billing-data-to-lenders-urjanet-rakes-in-20-million/

Our data is more valuable than the electricity being sold.  And, YES, BC Hydro and FortisBC are clients of Urjanet.  Search:  https://urjanet.com/utility-data/  by typing in BC Hydro and FortisBC.

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Surveillance Capitalism Includes Utility “Smart” Meters. Utility Companies Collect Customer Usage Data 24/7. Are Yours Selling It to 3rd Parties?

“Recently, Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff published a new book called The Age of Surveillance Capitalism which reveals how businesses not only offer services to customers – they collect personal data on them in order to sell it to 3rd parties.  Much of this is done without customer knowledge or consent….

Urjanet’s technology is used to track cost and usage information from 4,000 utilities in 30 countries.”

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/surveillance-capitalism-includes-utility-smart-meters-utility-companies-collect-customer-usage-data-24-7-are-yours-selling-it-to-3rd-parties.html

Please note: This article includes the updated version of “Take Back Your Power”, which is very good, until the last 10 min. or so in which he speaks of liability, legality, etc. I wish to warn you that Josh makes statements that do not pertain to BC where smeters are mandated by law. The law was written by the Liberals and is supported by the NDP. Until the Clean Energy Act is changed, we are stuck if we want electricity. Many of us have paid thousands in extortion fees — which have yet to be accounted for — and many of us continue to pay. Many others, the vast majority, were given no choice to even pay the extortion. Josh also promotes his unique, and “legal” approach that lawyers say will not work and which never managed to prevent the installation of or the removal of a smeter in BC — or elsewhere that I have been able to confirm. Our only way to protect our homes and our rights is to demand that these things be removed from our homes and analog meters returned by demanding that the Clean Energy Act be amended.

Also in this article is a link to an interesting article about how a company (Urjanet) is gathering and selling data obtained via smeters to various corporations, including financial institutions which are using it to determine credit scores. This is yet more evidence that smeters are gathering data not needed for billing and, without our permission or awareness, it can be sold.

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1) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-04-25-hydro-and-fortis-linked-to-company-that-sells-smeter-data/