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Are PG&E's Smart Meters hurting us? Anti-wireless group thinks so

Original post made on Jul 30, 2010

Just before Josh Hart stepped into Thursday's California Public Utilities Commission meeting to join a group of people protesting PG&E's ongoing installation of SmartMeters, Hart sold his cell phone.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 30, 2010, 12:01 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by CDSI Research, a resident of another community
on Jul 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Dear Dolores,

You may wish to research IEEE standards for wireless broadcast and the nature of the signals from the meters to nearby repeaters. To view this technology, simply walk south of Cervato on the Iron Horse Trail and look up at the power lines.

There are legitimate reasons for concern about ESD, EMI and RFI emissions in communications and power distribution, but it is logical to look at the study data available from IEEE that will specify safety regulations and actions.

I have a long-time associate that could help you report any safety concerns via his position with IEEE.

Hal/CDSI


Posted by Elvin Gorham, a resident of another community
on Aug 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm

A Few Months ago, Pacific Gas & Electric installed what they call a Smart Meter on my property. Well, I want my Dumb Meter back. In May my PG&E bill was $102.75. In June it was $456.31. That's when I started turning off my AC unit most of the time during the day and off at night. Well, that didt't help,my PG&E bill in July was $793.70. It appears to me that PG&E is getting to be like the big greedy oil companies who earn billions of dollars a year in Profits, but still find it necessary to gouge the little guy. I think we shuld all get together and file a big fat lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric.

Elvin Gorham
Yuba City, Ca. 95993


Posted by From Japan, a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

EHS family began the 215Km protest walking against mobile phone company
(Japan)

"EHS family began the 215Km protest walking against mobile phone company
12 August, the protest walking began in Nagano. Partisipants were a director
and 3 menbers of "Association to protect Environment and Health in Inadani",
a menber of city council and the Shiota Family"
Web Link

youtube video
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Posted by OptimizeProfits, a resident of Danville
on Aug 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm

The sole and direct purpose of Smart Meters is to tie metered consumption of electricity to the time of day. Eventually PG&E wants to charge different rates for electricity to consumers depending on the time of day. That is a tiered rate structure based on critical usage times. Who do you thinks wins in this more sophisticated billing structure?


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