Smart Meter Victory for Formby Campaigners Who Expressed Concerns Over Health Effects

[SSM UK Comment] This good news story from Merseyside provides some insight into how much growing concern there is about the Smart Meter programme – with individuals, groups, organisations and now politicians speaking out with their objections. [/]

“A RADIATION campaigner is celebrating after plans to force homeowners to install energy smart meters were abandoned.

“Formby resident Eileen O’Connor, director of EM Radiation Research Trust, joined forces with Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson to speak out against the controversial plans over fears about the potential health effects of smart meters.

“Under Government proposals, every household was due to have a smart meter by 2019 as part of a £12billion programme to stop gas and electricity bills being estimated. But now household will get the chance to reject the meters.

“The move is a victory for campaign groups and MPs who raised concerns with ministers that the devices emit electromagnetic radiation.”

Story continued at Smart meter victory for Formby campaigners who expressed concerns over health effects – Formby Times.

  1. Well done! Have we been informed yet of how we go about rejecting the installation of smart meters?

    • Hello Karl,

      Hansard from 29 November 2011 stated the following from Charles Hendry: “We have made it clear that we do not expect suppliers to seek an entry warrant simply to fit a smart meter and it will not be an offence for householders to refuse to accept a smart meter.”

      So the way to reject them is to decline your Energy company’s invitation to have one installed. However, your neighbours are unlikely to be aware of this. In fact, there has been such a poor job done of educating the public on the smart meter programme that most of your neighbours likely don’t even know what one is. Given this, rejecting a smart meter isn’t enough – we need to be helping others become aware of this programme and how it will affect them.

  2. Great news… and thank you for your work my friend. Excellent site! Josh