2016-08-23 A “$$smart” device that will capture all sorts of personal info.

1)    In Japan, the “$$smart” grid is capable of getting very detailed and personal information:

Smart Home

“Unlike smart power meters, which monitor electricity usage of the entire home, Sony Mobile’s devices will track power consumption of each appliance, from air conditioners and refrigerators to lighting equipment. They will enable households to reduce power usage by remotely controlling appliances via smartphones.

The smart home service would also allow households with an elderly person or child to monitor their presence in the home. Power usage data will be used to detect a deviation from the normal pattern. A significant drop in power use at a single-person elderly household may indicate that the occupant is in trouble, for instance.”

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Sony-to-help-smarten-up-20m-homes-powered-by-Tepco

2)    In the UK, confidence about the $$smart grid has never been strong, and suggestions that demand-supply would reduce energy requirements are being viewed as not progressive.

“Yesterday’s announcement form National Grid reflects a growing sense of unease within the business community that ‘smart-grid’ technologies are not progressing quickly enough to create a “truly smart energy network”.

New research from renewable energy purchaser and supplier SmartestEnergy recently revealed that the business case for energy storage is being further undermined by many uncertainties within the burgeoning sector, such as limited revenue streams and grid services contract availability.

Concerns have also been raised that the £11bn Government plan to install smart meters in every UK home and small business by 2020 is in danger of becoming a ‘costly failure’.

http://www.edie.net/news/6/National-Grid-demand-side-service-withdrawal-risks–undermining–business-confidence/

3)    Apparently, many people who suffer EHS become sensitive to gluten so this new study might be of interest:

“A new study may explain why people who do not have celiac disease or wheat allergy nevertheless experience a variety of gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms after ingesting wheat and related cereals. The findings suggest that these individuals have a weakened intestinal barrier, which leads to a body-wide inflammatory immune response.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160726123632.htm

4)    Ted, our webmaster, has offered to do some free testing when he is in Nelson, on Sept. 3-4, 2016.  Just a reminder that if you would like some done, please get in touch.

A note from Ted

I am going to Nelson BC for a class reunion of students graduated from LV Rogers High School several decades ago.
While I am in Nelson I will have some free time between functions and will be willing to do a few RF Radiation surveys for interested members of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters.  No charge..  I will be using GigaHertz NFA59B to measure RFR and a NFA1000 to record the readings.  These are reasonably high end RF and EMF meters.  I should have some time available Sat Sep 3  about 10 am until 4 pm and Sun Sep 4 8am until 10 am.

If you are interested please email:   ted@stopsmartmetersbc.com

 

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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