2016-05-30 Smart Meters Articles & Reports & Letters & Videos

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[Bills – BC Hydro – BCUC] Lens on Poverty in BC: Pay Hydro or Go Hungry – Poorest rate payers plead for relief but ministry and corporation say no. by Andrew MacLeod – The Tyee – May 30, 2016:
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(People living on low incomes cut back on buying food and other essentials so they can pay their electricity bills, according to testimony submitted to the British Columbia Utilities Commission as part of an ongoing hearing on BC Hydro rates….
The statements were included in a 341-page document the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre filed May 9 with the BCUC on behalf of seven anti-poverty and seniors’ groups as part of BC Hydro’s ongoing rate-design review in front of the utilities commission.
Launched by the provincial government, the review’s mandate includes evaluating the current rate structures to ensure they are fair….)

 

[Bills – Fires – SaskatchewanAlberta] SaskTel future, SaskPower rate increases dominate Leg – Leg Watch by John Cairns – The Battlefords News-Optimist – May 30, 2016:
http://www.newsoptimist.ca/news/local-news/sasktel-future-saskpower-rate-increases-dominate-leg-1.2265770

[Data – HAN – Privacy – Texas, USA] Oversight of Smart Meter Data Debated at ERCOT by Rory Sweeney – RTO Insider – May 30, 2016:
https://www.rtoinsider.com/smart-meter-data-ercot-27186/
[ERCOT = Electric Reliability Council of Texas]

[Cell Phones – Health – USA] (video 03:41) Dr. David Agus: Cellphone cancer risk not “cause for alarm” – CBS News Los Angeles – May 30, 2016:
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/dr-david-agus-cellphone-cancer-risk-not-cause-for-alarm/
(A new study on cellphone radiation is raising cancer fears. Researchers say lab animals exposed to the same type of radiation found in cellphones had increased rates of brain and heart tumors. CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus, who leads the Westcide Cancer Center at the University of Southern California, joins “CBS This Morning” to explain the study’s findings and why he is skeptical.)

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Cellphone Radiation Linked to Cancer in Major Rat Study by Prachi Patel – IEEE Spectrum – May 27, 2016:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/ethics/cellphone-radiation-causes-cancer-in-rats
(Results of the largest, most expensive animal study on the link between cellphones and cancer are in. And the link is positive—weak, but positive…..
Nonetheless, an NTP study is the gold standard for animal cancer assays. And health agencies look at both epidemiological and animal studies to make recommendations. “Past epidemiological studies are weak but suggestive,” says Foster, “and here you have the first borderline positive result in animals. So now you have a stronger case.”…
With the NTP study results, Foster expects more governments to put out cautionary guidelines and radiation labeling for cellphones. He says he wouldn’t be surprised if California adds RF radiation to its Proposition 65 list of carcinogenic chemicals, and if the IARC ups its classification rating from 2B: possibly carcinogenic to humans to 2A: probably carcinogenic to humans. “And they wouldn’t be out of line in doing that,” he says. “This is going to change the rhetoric in the field. People can point to much more hard evidence that [cellphone RF exposure] really is a problem.”)

Letters:

BCUC

From: “Commission Secretary BCUC:EX” <Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com>

To: LF
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016
Subject: RE: BCUC Report on Smart Meter Fires and Safety

Dear M. F,

We are in receipt of your request for access to records under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You have specifically requested access to the following record:

“The BCUC Report on Smart Meter Fires and Safety”

This matter is currently before the Commission; no determination has been made and no final report has been issued. We will keep your request for access to the record on file and will provide an update to you once a final determination on this matter has been made by the Commission.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Regards,

Laura Sharpe
Manager, Information Services Division
British Columbia Utilities Commission
Phone: 604.660.4700 | Fax: 604.660.1102 | Toll Free: 1.800.663.1385


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From: LF
To: “Commission Secretary” <Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com>
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016
Subject: BCUC Report on Smart Meter Fires and Safety

I understand that the BC Utilities Commission has written a report regarding smart meter fires and safety.  Under the FOI rules, please send me a copy via e-mail.

Thank-you.

LF
(address & phone #)

Videos:

Liar!Liar! Meters on Fire!

[Fires – Safety] Money Talks: From ‘smart’ meters to power politics (video) by Brian Thiesen – Take Back Your Power – May 30, 2016:
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(video 18:18) MONEY TALKS: Part 1 – Smart Meter Fires by Big Tree View – YouTube – April 18, 2016:
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(video 27:16) MONEY TALKS: Part 2 – Big Data, Big Power, Big Government by Big Tree View – YouTube – April 21, 2016:
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(video 24:29) MONEY TALKS: Part 3 – Pensions, Power, Politics and Climate by Big Tree View – YouTube – April 24, 2016:

 

(video 45:40) [EMF – Health] Suzanne Somers and Camilla Rees Discuss Wireless Tech Risks – Electromagnetic Health – April 06, 2016:
http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/suzanne-somers/
(Suzanne Somers and Camilla Rees discuss electromagnetic fields and their biological impact:)

 

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