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1) Timothy Schoechle has written a very interesting article giving background for and thoughts on 5G. He believes it is likely that the justification for 5G is no more than feeding the machine, keeping jobs, making money. And soon, there will be the next ‘must have’ technology. No thought about safety, security or actual need.
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2) After being pressured by customers in northern California and Oregon, utility has dropped its one-time fee for opting out but has maintained its $36 monthly meter reading charge. I expect that the pressure will continue until charges are reduced dramatically. I have been told that people can keep their analogs.
Smart meter one time fee waived, monthly cost remains
Pacific Power began installing new meters it can access remotely via a wireless network in Jackson, Josephine and Siskiyou counties this summer. The company previously said people who opt out would be charged a one time fee of $137.
While that has been waived, it’ll still charge people $36 a month to read the old meters, but some are concerned the meters may potentially impact their health. According to the American Cancer Society, they produce radio frequencies which it states are possibly carcinogenic.
3) A fire, initially said to have been caused by the smeter, is said to have been caused by a faulty wire. All I can say is that it is quite common for the stories to change to protect the smeter.
Wire malfunction in SaskPower meter box causes house fire in Regina
A previous version of this story said that a SaskPower meter caused the fire, however SaskPower said the fire started because of a faulty wire connected to the house’s power meter box.
4) A member sent in this YouTube by Jerry Day, who offers good info about smeter fires and other issues, and recommends going off grid as the only real solution. When listening, please remember that Day is in the USA and lives where there is no law requiring he have a smeter. In BC, there is a law – the Clean Energy Act – and we have to demand that the law be changed so that we have a real choice.
The NDP is supposed to support free choice and transparency. They also support reducing expensive, unnecessary programs. It’s time we reminded them of their commitments.
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