Utility

Utility Workers Wait for Joe Biden’s Motorcade in Louisiana then All Turn Their Back on Him

Utility workers in Louisiana were filmed waiting for Joe Biden’s motorcade to pass and when he got there they all turned their back on him. Can’t wait to see how the fake news media spins this. Utility workers in Louisiana wait for Biden’s motorcade to drive by, then turn their backs on him. 👏👏👏#Merica 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸…

Doctors Urge Utility Commissions to Provide Free “Smart” Meter Opt-Out Programs to Duke Energy Customers Because of Health Risks

By B.N. Frank According to a recent report, 57% of American utility customers have “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water.  These meters are so expensive (see 1, 2, 3) and so problematic (see 1, 2, 3) that a documentary was produced about them, Take Back Your Power.  Since tens of millions have already been…

Another American Utility Receives Complaints about “Price Shock” Associated with “Smart” Meters

By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water – are expensive and unnecessary.  In the U.S. they were federally mandated and proponents promised that these meters would reduce customer bills and save energy. Research has determined that they DO NOT SAVE meaningful amounts of energy. Also, in many cases, customer rates have…

U.S. Mandated Utility “Smart” Meters at 57% Penetration – More Planned Despite Complaints, Problems, and Opposition

By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water – aren’t necessary.  However, in the U.S. they were federally mandated.  Proponents promised that these meters would be beneficial to customers by lowering their bills.  Unfortunately, customer rates have usually been increased for their installation AND frequent replacement (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  Proponents…

CISA Warns about Cyber Vulnerabilities with Utility “Smart” Meters and Other IoT Devices

By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters (electric, gas, and water) have been plagued with problems – including serious security vulnerabilities – since they started being deployed. Last August, IBM warned about a security flaw in millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices including “Smart” Meters and medical implants.  More scary reports about millions of IoT…

Recently Published Warnings Compilation about Utility “Smart” Meters from Health Experts

By B.N. Frank People worldwide DO NOT WANT utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water.  Customer bills are usually increased for their installation AND frequent replacement (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  Tens of millions have been installed and millions more are planned despite all the problems they cause  – fires, explosions, higher bills, malfunctioning…

New Jersey Bill Would Allow Utility Customers to Opt Out from Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

By Michael Maharrey A bill filed in the New Jersey Assembly would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would enable residents in these states to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect….

Utility to Offer Time-of-Use Rates to Encourage Customers to Change Their Energy Use Habits

By B.N. Frank People worldwide DO NOT WANT “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water (see 1, 2). Tens of millions have been installed and millions more are planned despite all their problems – electrical issues, fires, explosions, measurement errors, serious cybersecurity risks (see 1, 2), and much more. Customer rates are usually increased for…

Court Ruling Allows Utility Customers to Refuse “Smart” Meters

By B.N. Frank People worldwide DO NOT WANT “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water (see 1, 2). Tens of millions have been installed and millions more are planned despite all their problems – electrical issues, fires, explosions, measurement errors, serious cybersecurity risks (see 1, 2), and more. Unlike original analog meters, “Smart” Meters are 2-way…

Utility Regulators Ignoring “Conflict of Interest” Again in Massachusetts and Other States As Well

By B.N. Frank Last year Activist Post reported about Massachusetts utility regulators being ordered to investigate one of their largest electric providers. It seems that they haven’t done a very good job. From WBUR.org: Utility Regulators Ignored Conflict Of Interest Concerns For National Grid Audit Last fall, the state Department of Public Utilities was concerned…