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€1bn Irish smart meter project in jeopardy over ‘minimal savings’

THE future of a €1bn project to install electricity and gas smart meters in all homes and most businesses by 2020 could be in doubt after a recent cost-benefit analysis indicated savings, if any, would be minimal. The report commissioned by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) […]

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The Smart (Meter) Agenda – Mike Mitcham, AV5

In this presentation from the AV5 conference in May, Mike exposes the massive downsides of the so-called “Smart” Meter programme and sheds light on exactly why Big Energy/Utility cannot afford to tell you the facts about them. Uploaded with the kind permission of AV5’s organisers.  Book your […]

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Free is a Lie – Aral Balkan

Using ‘free’ email providers, or a ‘free’ social media platform?  Have you been offered a ‘free’ Smart Meter? Free is a lie.  Remind your children to never give data to a stranger.

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Natural Health Show Interviews Dr Elizabeth Evans – Health Impacts of WiFi & Smart Meters

This is an excellent podcast of a radio interview with Stop Smart Meters‘ very own Dr Liz Evans, by the founder of Arnica UK, Anna Watson. Some links: British Medical Doctor’s Letter calling for action against wireless technologies (PDF) US Naval Medical Research Institute Report from 1971 […]

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Researchers reveal security vulnerabilities in ‘Smart’ Meters

At this year’s Black Hat, a global information security event hosted in Amsterdam, two researchers will share their findings, pointing to vulnerabilities of the smart meter enabling hackers to order a power blackout. Javier Vazquez Vidal and Alberto Garcia Illera have ‘reverse engineered’ smart meters, identifying glaring […]

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Two new reports highlight significant Smart Meter risks from EMP & RF/microwave radiation

via Take Back Your Power. Dr. Isaac Jamieson has authored two significant reports on risk awareness, both of which are directly related to liability created by so-named “smart” meters and “smart” grid technologies.  The abridged reports are linked below. The report “RF / Microwave Radiation Risk Awareness” […]

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How smart is the Government’s rollout of smart meters? – ITV News

How smart is the Government’s rollout of smart meters? by Chris Choi, ITV Consumer Editor The rollout of smart meters across the UK is estimated to cost every household £215. Photo: Jens BÃŒttner/DPA If you are an energy customer this affects you. How much by? £10.6 billion […]

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UK government report deals a heavy blow to rollout of ‘smart’ meters

[SSM UK note: Given that the UK’s smart meter programme is costing a total of £12bn (excluding any unforeseen ones), the real cost to be met by each of the UK’s 28mn homes and 2mn small businesses is actually £400 – not £215.  Additional costs may include […]

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How Smart Meters Invade Your Privacy: A Comprehensive Report

Last week, SkyVision Solutions released an updated report entitled, “A Perspective on How Smart Meters Invade Individual Privacy.” The original report was issued in March of this year and has now been updated with new information regarding investor owned utilities (IOUs) as well as addressing a White House […]

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Interview with Dr Samuel Milham on Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) and Dirty Electricity

This is an excerpt from an interview with epidemiologist Dr Samuel Milham, the full version of which is available free of charge for the next 48 hours as part of the EMFSummit. Dr. Milham is the author of “Dirty Electricity”, a book which lays out the link […]

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‘Smart’ Meter Fires Provoke Mass Removal of 175,000 Units in Canada and US

In Saskatchewan, Canada, the government has ordered 105,000 smart meters be replaced with non-transmitting older meters because of several fires started by smart meters.  “The concerns are significant enough that we believe that any time that families are at risk here in Saskatchewan, actions have to be […]

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EDF Offering Customers Ability to Remove ‘Smart’ Meters

*EDIT – the link below no longer works, so it unfortunately looks like EDF has now changed its mind on this policy.* We have already shared this good news on our Facebook page but, in case you missed it, energy giant EDF is now telling customers that […]

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WARNING: ‘Smart’ Meter Fire Risks – Refuse Smart Meters!

Having razed numerous homes to the ground in the United States and Canada, fire-breathing ‘Smart’ Meters are now coming to the UK.  And they could provide you with a highly ‘innovative’ (but very expensive) way of heating your home. The EMF Safety Network this year reported fires, […]

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Smart tech leaves us more open to hackers (Business World)

Last November, Felix Lindner came very close to shutting down the power supply of Ettlingen, a town of almost 40,000 people in the south of Germany. “We could have switched off everything: power, water, gas,” Lindner, head of Berlin-based Recurity Labs, an IT security company, said. Fortunately […]

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On the Internet of Things, your body is the next thing to be networked

At a recent demonstration in Toronto, a biomedical researcher slipped on a wristband and waved it at a laptop, watching as the computer recognized him and unlocked itself. Then he handed the same wristband to his research partner, who put it on and tried the same thing—but […]

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£200 smart meters every household must pay for but may not work | Mail Online

[No mention of health or privacy impacts but a very good article from today’s Mail Online.  Bear in mind that, whilst Sir Bob is keeping quiet about how much he has been paid to trumpet reckless, environmentally-devastating and decidedly non-green ‘Smart’ Meters, his fee will have come from the […]

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Is a 300% increase in Crohn’s disease the result of our escalating exposure to wireless technologies?

Stop Smart Meters! (UK) – London, UK – 26 June 2014 Guest Post:  by Dr Andrew Goldsworthy You may have seen recent reports of a 300% increase in Crohn’s disease, such as this article in the Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/crohns-disease-hospital-admissions-surge-300-because-of-junk-food-and-antibiotics-9548524.html Possible explanations for the rising trend include the use […]

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Mobile Phone Radiation Leads to Oxidation in Cells – Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology & Radiobiology (Kiev)

The Ukrainian group of scientists around Igor Yakymenko at the Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology in Kiev consider it to be proven that mobile phone radiation leads to harmful oxidation processes in cells through the overproduction of free radicals. In the editorial ” Low intensity […]

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New meters might not be a smart move for consumers | The Sunday Times

CONSUMERS are being warned that smart meters may not save them money and could increase their energy bills. As part of a government-backed initiative, the big energy companies will spend £11bn installing 50m meters — which provide real-time rather than estimated information on how much energy is […]

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Smart meters are poor value, find 10 EU countries

[SSM note:  In 2007, the consultancy firm Mott MacDonald performed an appraisal of the costs and benefits of Smart Metering in the UK for BERR – and concluded that it will deliver a £4bn loss.  This piece of data has been ignored by those pushing for this […]

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