- A paper that responds to a report done by the Arizona Health Department, considering safety of $$meters. “A Pattern of Incompetence and Fraud.” It is an interesting read in that it mirrors the review of science as presented to BC Utilities Commission when it reviewed Fortis’s application. Six independent, well respected researchers’ testimony was ignored in favor of a bought and paid report by a product defense company, Exponent. Exponent has defended products like asbestos, lead, and agent orange. Fortis paid this company to say things like, “A bank of smart meters emits less radiation that the natural background produces.” BCUC accepted this, most likely as demanded by Bill Bennett. I suggest you read this report and think of Dr. Perry Kendall, the health officer who is allowing wireless smeters to be put on our homes and who refuses to read independent reports. When the BC Centre for Disease Control warns RF damages sperm, Dr. Kendall, who has no training or experience in biological effects of RF, said he “didn’t read it that way.” This is the industry at work, and this is what we are up against.
- New studies show correlation between wifi and migraines. Children in schools with wifi have reported migraines, nosebleeds and bleeding ears.
- Even Fox news is beginning to take cyberattacks on the grid seriously.
“Paul Rosenzweig, visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said experts have known for a long time that an even more devastating and costly attack could be mounted on the U.S., where the power grid is a vast complex of public and private infrastructure.”
Intel boss’ warning on cyber attacks no joke, say experts by Malia Zimmerman – FoxNews – November 21, 2014:
- Update on meetings re. US Navy RF warfare in Olympics. Good point that it is near a world heritage site and the military is supposed to prove that there is no alternative. Will the rules be implemented?
- Cell companies are pressuring cities and states (provinces??) to get rid of landlines for phones. Many new homes are not built with wiring. We must make sure this doesn’t happen here.
- CBS does a segment on wireless baby monitors and the dangerously high levels of RF they emit. Too bad at the end the recommendation is to see what the FCC says – that is like going to see what Health Canada or Perry Kendall says –“there is no evidence of harm.”
Here are some links that might be of interest to some people:
ipads and possible interference with pacemakers and implantable cardioverters/defibrillators
RE: exposure limits exceeding even the high levels allowed by FCC/Safety Code 6 – very dangerous to workers on roofs, etc.
http://bit.ly/1p45vxm Here is a youtube (there are 3 parts) made from a video sent to me surreptitiously years ago. It shows how people are being exposed to transmitters without knowing it, young workers at McDonald’s, customers at Starbucks, roofers, painters, etc. The other 2 parts are on the side of this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_5truC-REs
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Subject: Quebec Régie de l’énergie does something that BC can’t figure out
TO Public “representatives”:
So how difficult would it be for British Columbia to immediately restore some semblance of CONTROL and OVERVIEW to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (assuming that the BCUC could handle the responsibility to represent the consumer)?
How difficult would it be for the British Columbia Utilities Commission to restore some sanity for fairness to homeowners, as in Quebec, rather than padding Corporate coffers?
Seems that in Quebec, they do have some functioning OVERVIEW of the Power Corporations.
WHY DON’T WE?
Why do we pay a $32.40 plus tax penalty each month when Quebec Régie de l’énergie says $5 is adequate?
Why do they have a choice in the meter implementation? (I know that’s a silly question in BC)
Please feel free respond!
Date line Sept 2014.
Hydro-Québec’s initial fee charged to those who wanted it to install a “non-communicating meter,” or one without a radio frequency, in place of a smart meter was $98.
In May, it lowered those fees to $48, in addition to an $8-a-month charge tacked on to power bills.
Several groups, including the consumer advocacy organization Union des Consommateurs, asked the provincial energy board to investigate.
In a ruling released today, the Régie de l’énergie found that even the reduced fees were too high and ordered Hydro-Québec to cut them by nearly 60 per cent.
Energy Minister Pierre Arcand said he was happy with the ruling, calling it a victory for consumers.
“We don’t need to penalize the consumer who use those kinds of meters,” he said.
Hydro-Québec would not comment on the ruling.
Energy analyst Marc-Olivier Moisan-Plante said Hydro-Québec likely set the fees higher than necessary in an effort to deter customers from refusing to have smart meters installed.
The ruling also includes a provision for customers who already opted out under the old fee structure. Hydro-Québec will have to refund them the difference, plus interest.
Hydro-Québec plans to replace 3.75 million analog meters across the province by 2018, for a total cost of close to a billion dollars.
|Smart meter opt out fees|
|Initial fee||Reduced fee (May 2014)||Energy board fixed fee|
|Opt out fee before 30 day deadline||$98||$48||$15|
|Opt out fee after 30 day deadline||$137||$85||$85|
|Reading fee on monthly bill||$17||$8||$5|