Who Hates Smart Meters? Glen Park Residents

Categories: Environment, WTF?
It's been a while since we've seen any good sparring over the contentious so-called smart meter, but apparently strong sentiments are circulating in parts of the city. A kind and anonymous reader passed along this photo that's being posted around homes in Noe Valley and Glen Park neighborhoods, where residents are generally speaking not dumb.

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Dumb?
Seeing that the fliers cite Turn.org. the utility reform network group that's opposed smart meters from the start, we gave the group a call to find out if their members were behind the paper trail.

"We didn't post these," says Mindy Spatt, spokeswoman for the group. "We do have the sign on our Web site for consumers to (download) which say they don't want smart meters installed. It sounds like some of those have now been posted."

She noted that the downloadable poster happens to be one of most popular pages on the group's Web site.

That's great, but in all seriousness, Spatt says if customers do not want smart meters installed, they should pick up the phone and call PG&E to tell the company. Just leaving the flier up at their home means that utility workers may or may not follow those instructions.

PG&E submitted a proposal in March that would allow customers to opt-out of smart meters. That plan is currently being deliberated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Until a decision is made, the company is allowing customers to "delay" installation of smart meters, according to a PG&E spokesman.

We asked Spatt how many San Francisco customers have turned down smart meters for now. "No idea, and good luck getting that information out of PG&E," she said.

When we asked PG&E, a spokesman told us he had no idea. 

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EMF Safety Network
EMF Safety Network

According to PG&E over 16,000 people have called to opt out. (as of May 2011)

Inside Nine
Inside Nine

There would be many more if PG&E had not assumed that they could charge extortionary fees to opt-out.

RobertWilliams
RobertWilliams

MISREPRESENTATIONS OF WIRELESS SMART METERS.

1. The utility information generated by Wireless smart meters is NOT real-time and it is NOT formatted for customer use so it does NOT assist customers to use less energy or lower their utility bills.  The information only assists the Utility Company to bill customers and shut off customer power remotely.

2. In countries where Wireless smart meters are being installed, energy use is NOT decreasing, customer UTILITY BILLS ARE INCREASING, there are problems with SECURITY, HACKING, ELECTRICAL FIRES & ELECTRICAL INTERFERENCE.

3. The Utility companies are salivating over eliminating the jobs of the full-time-with-benefit meter reader employees and replacing them with phone operators in India and the Philippines who read scripts to customers over the phone for $4 per day with-NO-Benefits.  And the savings are NOT passed on to customers.

4. Wireless smart meters are NOT mandated by the US Federal Energy Program, as California’s PG$E pretends.

5. 42 Cities & Counties in California have taken positions AGAINST Wireless smart meters and 13 have passed Ordinances prohibiting Wireless meter installation.

ALSO: every appliance has or will have its own electronic signature, so yes, Wireless smart meters will give your exact activity information to the utility company and the government will have access to every move you make in your home.  Existing analog meters only provide total usage and therefore protect your privacy.

High-tech home robbers (and HIGH-TECH CHILD MOLESTERS) will also hack this information and know exactly your habits and when you are not home (and WHEN YOUR CHILDREN ARE HOME).

RobertWilliams
RobertWilliams

PG$E CORPORATE - THE SCUM OF THE EARTH

SMART METERS LINKED TO CANCER.

 

PG$E basedprevious safety claims on the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

But June 2011, WHO says WirelessSmart Meter radiation is linked to CANCER (possible human carcinogen – same asLead, DDT, etc), and that means it also damages bodies & brains (includingchildren’s) in many other ways, sooner than cancer.

But Now PG$E is ignoring WHO.

 

1. WIRELESS SMART METERS – 100 TIMES MORE RADIATION THAN CELL PHONES.

Video Interview: Nuclear Scientist, Daniel Hirsch, (5 minutes).

http://stopsmartmeters.org/201...

2. WIRELESS SMART METERS – CANCER, NERVOUS SYSTEM DAMAGE, ADVERSE REPRODUCTIONAFFECTS.

Video Interview: Dr. Carpenter, New York Public Health Department, Dean of PublicHealth, (2 minutes).

http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p...

 

3. THE KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE INSTOCKHOLM (the University that gives the Nobel Prizes) ISSUES GLOBAL HEALTHWARNING AGAINST WIRELESS SMART METERS.

2-page Press Release:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4814...

(apologies to real scum for the previous insult via association to PG$E Corporate.)

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