2015-10-17 What makes man-made radiation more dangerous than natural radiation

  • Attached is a recent report explaining why man-made radiation is more dangerous than natural radiation, to which all life evolved.

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep14914

Panagopoulos-Johansson-Carlo-Polarization-Scientific Reports-2015-2

Man-Made EMR is more Active biologically than Natural Non-Ionizing EMR. A large and increasing number of studies during the past few decades have indicated a variety of adverse biological effects to be triggered by exposure to man-made EMFs, especially of radio frequency (RF)/microwaves, and extremely low frequency (ELF).”

 

  • NO TECH ZONE  An idea from San Francisco!! It’s time has come….

http://emfrefugee.blogspot.ca/2015/10/no-tech-zone_10.html

 

  • A good collection of fire information

http://emrabc.ca/?page_id=3514

 

  • Industry contemplates how “utilities” can keep their customers with their “normal” high level of service and respect. But this relationship could be threatened by competition (which most utilities have never faced). Once everything is wireless and all of the services can be provided through the “smart meter” infrastructure, like the collectors with the 8 transmitters, we are going to face new marketing pressures.

 Threats can come from companies outside of the industry that can build direct relationships with the customer by blending products and services.  A telecom quad play (broadband, telephone, internet and TV in one package) can be extended to a fifth play by adding energy and energy-related products and services, which would effectively dis-intermediate utilities from the relationship they currently have with their customers.

Utilizing data from customer’s energy use along with other customer data, the new entrants can leverage the value and importance of personal relationships with the customer in an agile, effective and ultimately lucrative way. The threat to utilities is being effectively out-maneuvered by more nimble companies, thus restricting utilities to a diminishing position in the supply and distribution of energy. In this diminished role, where the new entrant now owns the customer relationship, the utility is unable to advantage of the burgeoning opportunities available from sales of energy-related products and services.

http://utilityanalytics.com/resources/insights/leveraging-power-customer-based-energy-analytics?2015-10-14&utm_medium=eNL&utm_campaign=UAI_WEEKLY&utm_content=417585

  • For those considering going off the grid—  “Avoiding Electromagnetic Pollution in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

http://bit.ly/1R8YnsD

 

  • A compilation of studies re. RF and male fertility from someone in the US.

” updated the list of studies on male fertility and radiofrequency radiation in ‘A need for accurate information’, Appendix 2, page 10 (http://wifiinschools.org.uk/resources/A+need+for+accurate+information.pdf).   From January 2003 to October 2015 I have found 97 relevant studies, 84 of which found adverse effects of wireless signals on male fertility (87%). “

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Letters:

Please read from the bottom up.  Name included at author’s request.

From: Rita
Sent: October 15, 2015 12:12 PM
To: Smart Meters <SmartMeters@bchydro.com>
Cc: patrick.wruck@bcus.com; Complaints BCUC:EX <Complaints@bcuc.com>
Subject: Re: BC Hydro Smart Metering Program

October 15th, 2015

TO:  Michael
BC Hydro
Smart Metering Specialist Team
Smart Metering Program
E-mail: smartmeters@bchydro.com

Dear Michael No Last Name,

Re:  Your Email of Thursday, October 8th, 2015

As with all other recent emails received from BC Hydro my “complaint” concerning the issue of threats and rudeness has been skirted by the defensive responses received.  Surely a company such as BC Hydro can treat their customers with respect and dignity, minus the threat of disconnecting those who have consistently paid in full all invoices received plus all extra charges, including the monthly extortion fee for reading meters once every two-month billing period.

With extreme trepidation of being somehow misinterpreted by yourself and BC Hydro I would like to, once again, clarify that I have never obstructed access to BC Hydro and do not appreciate receiving threats.  The one and only time an installer called, clearly saying he was passing through the area, I was caught completely by surprise as there was no appointment time or day set up in advance and I had a house-full of company.  Customers do have lives.

Again, an appointment time would have been a polite & courteous consideration rather than a drive-by.

Within your letter there is what appears to be another threatening statement that there is no “choice”, I had my chance and BC Hydro will do as they will and I must bow down to the Hydro Gawds of the Universe as BC Hydro has made the rules and regulations regardless of any choice or input on the part of the customer.  So, new rules and regulations under the tariff act have been pushed through in the same manner as smart meters have been foisted unto an unsuspecting society…unilaterally, minus a man-date, minus consent, the BC Liberal government initiated the smart meters “program” minus a truly democratic process.

Your email letter states the following:

“Please select one meter option:

o   Smart meter – no cost

o   Radio-off meter – set-up, exit and monthly operating fees

o   Keep an old (analog/digital) meter – monthly operating fees.

Customers who did not make a choice were deemed to have chosen to keep an old meter.”

When your installer arrives, following the promised telephone call a day in advance of the switch, I will accept an “old analog meter”, not a digital meter, an old analog meter by way of exchange for the existing analog meter.

Yours truly,

Rita

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From: Smart Meters

To: Rita

Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:47 AM

Subject: BC Hydro Smart Metering Program

Dear Rita,

Thank you for contacting the BC Hydro Meter Choices Program.

For Service At: xxxxxx

Thank you for your email to BC Hydro. As a member of the Smart Metering Specialist team, I have been asked to respond.

The BC Hydro meter at your residence is being replaced because the Measurement Canada accuracy seal has expired and the meter must be removed from service. BC Hydro is legally obligated to ensure that grid equipment, including meters, meets all applicable standards and requirements.

The old meter at your premise will be replaced with another old meter.

BC Hydro cannot accommodate requests for specific types of old meter.

Only residential customers who did not have a smart meter at the time the Meter Choices Program was announced (July 2013) were eligible to make a choice, and that choice only applied to the residence where the old meter was located.

The Meter Choices Program enrollment period ran from September 2013 – December 1, 2013.

BC Hydro wrote to all eligible customers to inform them of their choices and the fees, and to ask them to make a choice of meter before the deadline.  Customers who did not make a choice were deemed to have chosen to keep an old meter. The forms outlined the meter options available:

Please select one meter option:

o   Smart meter – no cost

o   Radio-off meter – set-up, exit and monthly operating fees

o   Keep an old (analog/digital) meter – monthly operating fees.

Customers who did not make a choice were deemed to have chosen to keep an old meter.

Per the Electric Tariff, an old or Legacy meter is an electricity meter, other than a smart meter or a radio-off meter, that is of a type in use by BC Hydro. When customers request service from BC Hydro they agree to the terms and conditions of the BC Hydro Electric Tariff. It has been approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission and contains all the terms and conditions that govern our service to customers.

To view a copy of the Electric Tariff, go to www.bchydro.com, and search for “Electric Tariff”.

Following the announcement of the Meter Choices Program in July 2013, BC Hydro built a stock of old meters removed from customers’ homes as smart meters were installed. Prior to this, old meters removed from customers’ homes had been recycled.

Our stock of old meters is varied. It consists of both:

  • analog meters – which have dials; and
  • digital meters – non-advanced meters that have a digital display and do not contain any radios. BC Hydro has been using digital meters on its system for over 10 years.

The meter installer will contact your telephone number on file, 250 245-8511, the day before a meter replacement will be attempted. At such time, you can make your own arrangements. Should you require further arrangements, please contact us as soon as possible at 1 800 409 8199.

According to the terms of service outlined in the Electric Tariff, customers must provide clear, unobstructed access to BC Hydro’s equipment, including meters. If BC Hydro or authorized installers are denied access to our meter, or prevented from completing a planned exchange, a $65.00 failed installation charge will be added to the customer’s bill.

Further, your service may be subject to disconnection if BC Hydro revisits your premises and cannot access the meter.

If you have any further questions or concerns about BC Hydro’s Meter Choices Program, please contact BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Specialist Team at 1 800 409 8199.

Additional information about BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program can be found at www.bchydro.com/smartmeters.

Sincerely,

Michael
BC Hydro
Smart Metering Specialist Team
Smart Metering Program
E-mail: smartmeters@bchydro.com
Phone: 1 800 409 8199
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From: Rita
Sent: 2015, October 07 12:35 PM
To: Bishop, Brad
Subject: RE: Analog Meter Exchange

October 7th, 2015.

TO:  Brad Bishop, BC Hydro Meter Deployment Manager

Email:  brad.bishop@bchydro.com

Mr. Bishop,

RE:  Account Number: #### – Analog to analog meter exchange 

Concerning the forthcoming analog to analog meter exchange…from the current one installed on my home to another one…I have grave misgivings after speaking with a person by the name of Marc with BC Hydro who called about setting up an appointment and, when I questioned him on the meaning of “legacy” meter, he stated that BC Hydro had purchased thousands of digital meters and the digital meter is referred to as a “legacy” meter.

I don’t appreciate being led down the garden path Mr. Bishop.

I will not accept a digital meter, only the true “legacy” meter which (in all previous correspondence & mailings received) is, in all reality, an analog meter.

The digital meters are electrical and have caused problems such as increased “dirty” electricity and are not certified to use the base that the analog is in.

As an aside, it has always amazed me how all the analog meters expired everywhere in BC at the same time.

I tire of the constant game playing.

Simply stated I will not accept a digital meter, only an analog.

Yours truly,

Rita

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Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell