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Smart meters could cause ‘significant’ number of gas leaks

by Saffron Johnson – Utility Week – October 19 , 2016: via http://utilityweek.co.uk/news/smart-meters-could-cause-significant-number-of-gas-leaks/1285142 The number of gas leaks and problems could be “significant” during the smart meter rollout, distribution network operator Wales and West Utilities has warned. The gas network company said that public safety must be a “key […]

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Smart meters: an energy-saving revolution or just plain dumb?

Their introduction is set to cost consumers £11bn, but studies show they cut energy consumption by 3% or less – so why is the UK spending so much on rolling out “smart” electricity and gas meters? That is the question some commentators are asking after it emerged […]

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More reasons to halt UK smart meters – Surprise – You can’t trust energy suppliers to do anything, says Engerati member Nick Hunn

Engerati – September 09, 2016 https://www.engerati.com/article/more-reasons-halt-uk-smart-meters (….In the light of this latest exposure of their incompetence, I call on the Government and Theresa May to start an urgent review of the smart metering programme. On this evidence, the energy suppliers are not fit to run it or […]

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Stephen Cleary (1936-2016)

An Insider Unafraid To Challenge the Microwave Orthodoxy By Louis Slesin, Microwave News, July 14, 2016 Steve Cleary, whose career in microwave research spanned from the military’s Tri-Service program in the late 1950s to the cell phone industry’s sham project in the 1990s, died at home on June […]

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Report of Partial findings from US Gov NTP Studies Concludes: Cell Phones Likely Cause Cancer

Today, 27th May 2016, the NIH will hold teleconference concerning the NTP study. The draft report of the NTP study, including comments of the peer-reviewers is available for download here: http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2016/05/26/055699.full.pdf Of note from the Conclusion: “hyperplastic lesions and glial cell neoplasms of heart and brain observed… likely […]

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Government Study: Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals – $25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors

U.S. Government Expected To Advise Public of Health Risk The cell phone cancer controversy will never be the same again. via Microwave News The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is expected to issue a public announcement that cell phone radiation presents a cancer risk for humans. The […]

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Squirrels, Grid Security and a Stuffed Rudd

Probably the most effective way for any terrorist group or belligerent power to cripple a Western nation and bring it to its knees is to destroy its electricity grid.  Without power, most of the infrastructure will crumble into chaos within a few weeks.  Manufacturing would come to […]

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Smart Meters Used in Scotland to Spy on Consumer TV Habits

Still think Smart Meters are about eliminating estimated bills?  Read this. via www.brechinadvertiser.co.uk/news/scots-have-topped-a-uk-poll-of-box-set-bingers-1-4112286 *Snip* …Research has revealed that Scottish viewers are the most likely to watch the highest number of episodes back-to-back, with the average reaching a record high of seven programmes…. The data from Scottish Gas shows that […]

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Dogs Tortured by Chronic RF Pulses from Smart Meter

Warning: graphic for some viewers.  Viewer discretion advised. The meter is located underneath the back porch awning of this building at the corner and is mounted to the brick wall.  

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Intervention required to protect £11bn UK smart meter system from potential mass hack

The UK’s electronic intelligence agency has had to act with haste to secure smart meters destined for large scale roll-out, after a security loophole was discovered on the devices. GCHQ intervened to change the original designs and save the £11bn nationwide system of smart energy meters against […]

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Using your washing machine at night could cost you your life: Firefighters warn over plan to charge different rates at different times of day

James Burton, This is Money, 22 March 2016 Millions of lives will be put at risk by plans to offer all families cheaper energy during the night, firefighters say. To help people cut their energy bills, the Government is working with power companies to fit a ‘smart meter’ […]

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Smart meters ‘only useful for providers’: ACE

Smart meters fail to provide customers with “genuinely” useful information, and are only useful to electricity providers who can use them to cut costs, according to the honorary president of the Association for the Conservation of Energy. Andrew Warren, who is also chair of the British Energy […]

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AECB News: Will the Smart Meter Roll-Out be Another Government IT Disaster?

Fears the Government’s Flagship Smart Meter Programme Could be Heading for Trouble by Andrew Warren 13-April-2016 (….The MPs raised detailed concerns about failures with technical, logistical and public communication issues – each of which have resulted in yet further delays to the much-postponed national roll-out programme. The […]

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Bogus traders offer smart meter service by St. Helens Council

St Helens Council is advising residents to be wary of individuals carrying out doorstep cold calling in the borough…. Recently there have been reports of doorstep cold calling in the Fingerpost and Blackbrook areas, with householders told that installation of smart meters was compulsory and should be […]

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Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers’ Charter

If you’re not worried about the Investigatory Powers Bill (aka the Snoopers’ Charter), you don’t know enough about it. Visit https://www.privacyinternational.org and join the campaign against new Government snooping powers.

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Will smart meters be worth the money? – BBC News

Millions of energy users in Britain are about to get a new metering system – smart meters – technology which has been rejected by Germany and found not to be not cost-effective by other nations. Source: Will smart meters be worth the money? – BBC News You […]

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Doorstepping fears over plans to change energy sector rules

Doorstepping fears over plans to change energy sector rules by Neil Pooran – STV News – March 29, 2016 http://stv.tv/news/politics/1348043-energy-company-rules-change-could-lead-to-deceptive-sales/ ….Following the announcement of a UK Government-led scheme to fit smart meters in all homes across England, Scotland and Wales by 2020, CTSI also warned meters could […]

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Smart Meter Battery Failure Leaves Home Without Gas

From today’s Daily Mail’s Letter’s page (28th March 2016) – “NONE-TOO-SMART METERS” “I had a neighbour who was without gas for a few days because his smart meter battery failed.  With my new smart meters only 6 months old, I recently decided to switch gas & electricity suppliers, […]

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Could smart meters be used to spy on your home? Devices could be used to create ‘honeypot’ of data to sell onto marketing companies, privacy campaigners warn – Mail Online

Marketing firms are targeting data collected by smart meters, which reveal how customers use their gas and electricity They are hoping to turn information they provide in to a stream of cash Experts say the devices might be used to provide companies with clues to information about […]

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Warning over a ‘ghastly mess’ in £11bn plan for smart meters – The Times

January 03, 2016 Article from: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/utilities/article4655613.ece An £11bn project to install more than 50 million smart electricity and gas meters in homes is a “ghastly mess” that will not work, according to a leading figure in the energy sector. Alex Henney has written to Amber Rudd, the […]

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