[BC Hydro – BC PIAC – BCUC – Bees – Bills – Birds – Brain Cancer – Costs – EMR – Fiber Optics / Fibre Optics – Levi Felix – Optical Fiber – Smart Grid – Telus – Ulrich Warnke – Wireless | BC – Hawaii, USA]
1) As predicted by many scientists, the bumblebees are being threatened by a combination of factors. The rusty patched bumblebee has been put on the endangered list, joining 7 types in Hawaii. No mention of EMR being one of the causes of this situation.
Ulrich Warnke’s report on the effect of RF on bees, birds and other pollinators is included here. There is a lot of info on the internet about RF and bumblebees, birds, etc.
2) BC Hydro has announced a program that will allow payment of high winter bills over a number of months, but with additional increases in rates, many will never catch up.
BC PIAC has been representing seven seniors’ and anti-poverty groups to provide input to the B.C. Utilities Commission on BC Hydro’s ongoing 2015 rate design application. The groups want the commission to order various measures to help low-income BC Hydro customers, including a lower rate for the first 400 kilowatt hours of electricity they use each month and a crisis intervention fund for low-income rate payers facing disconnection.
Pritchard said those kinds of measures, which BC Hydro and the provincial government have opposed, are still needed and she is expecting a BCUC ruling within a couple months. Even if they spread out their winter payments, “People with very low incomes may never be able to catch up,” she said.
3) Hawaiian PUC has rejected the plan for a “smart” grid.
“A skeptical Public Utilities Commission of Hawaii has sent the state’s largest utility back to the drawing board on grid modernization, rejecting an expensive plan regulators said needed to do more to integrate renewable energy.”
4) Some honesty about the fiber optic cables being put throughout BC and North America – it is to increase and enhance wireless transmissions and our exposure to microwave radiation. And this is happening without oversight or consultation with municipalities or residents. Why are these boxes being put on our homes? Telus admits that fiber optic cable gives faster, more efficient and more secure connectivity but not once it connects with wireless devices, and this is what Telus is promoting and enabling.
“Applications such as video surveillance, smart meters, digital health monitors and a host of other M2M services are creating new network requirements and incremental traffic increases. Video services and content continues to dominate network traffic accounting for 79% of global internet traffic by 2020 – up from 63% in 2015. In 10 years, the demand for data capacity will likely be somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 times what it is today…
Optical fiber – whether deployed as part of a wireline telecom provider, wireline cable or wireless build – is the medium upon which data traffic is most effectively carried. The next generation of wireless technology deployments, including small cells, will require additional site data capacity, increasing the need for fiber and requiring service providers to rethink strategies. Research from IHS found the market for small cell backhaul connections is expected to grow to about 960,000 connections, up from 75,000 connections, by 2019”
5) Another young person dies of brain cancer. Too bad he didn’t “unplug” sooner.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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