1) Dr. Magda Havas has written an article about EHS for a magazine that, hopefully, many who know nothing about it will read. In this article, Dr. Havas provides a link to an early Royal Commission Report. (https://ia801408.us.archive.org/11/items/reportofroyalcom00canarich/reportofroyalcom00canarich.pdf )
“With the help of microsoft and the University of California, the Royal Commission document headed by the former Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King of the plight of the Bell Switchboard Operators was documented and digitized and I have made it available here . It is a fascinating read and the transcription of the hearing deserves to be turned into a feature film or at least an audio book.”
2) You can download the entire white paper written by manufacturers of appliances, at the site, about the future of “convenient” tools being connected to the $$mart grid and, of course, this most likely will occur via the smeter.
CONNECTED HOME APPLIANCES POISED TO BRING NEW LEVELS OF CONVENIENCE TO CONSUMERS
“While connected home appliances are still an emerging market, the additional convenience that comes with features like remote operation, automated ordering, alerts and remote repairs promise “meaningful, life-enhancing benefits,” the AHAM white paper contends. Connectivity, for example, will allow consumers to save additional time, conserve energy, and integrate the use of renewable energy.
The two-way exchange of communications afforded by smart grid allows homes to send information to utility companies regarding energy use and power needs, and utilities to provide more efficient power delivery. Smart appliances provide a tool for utilities to increase the efficiency of the entire grid by responding to their signals to reduce or delay their consumption of energy, the white paper notes….
AHAM has also been working with the ENERGY STAR program to integrate smart capability into the specifications for appliances, which have been completed for refrigerator/freezers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers and room air conditioners. These specifications detail how a smart appliance will respond and provide energy management once a signal is received and provide a platform for greater efficiencies to the electrical grid. The specifications also provide for open communication protocols for third parties to interface with smart appliances.”
3) A member sent this terrific site with a compilation of info about BC Hydro and the way it’s wasting our money and resources.
4) Many have been asking me if there is any update on the class action. No, there isn’t. We are all still waiting for the judge’s decision and no one has any idea when it might be announced. As soon as I hear anything, I will share.
5) One Pennsylvania family’s horror story after getting $$$metered. In BC, there have been many instances of appliances and electronics being destroyed, homes damaged, etc. during installation and in so many (if not most) of them, BC Hydro has refused to acknowledge any responsibility. Insiders have told me that BC Hydro employees were told, even before the installations started, that any problem would be with the homeowner’s meter base or wiring, and that they should never consider that the smeter is a problem.
6) An article quotes fertility doctors warning men not to carry cell phones in their pockets because studies have shown RF reduces sperm count and motility. But he advises men to carry phones in their breast pocket. So it’s better to get breast cancer or cause heart problems???
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters