Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Say No to Smart Meters And The Smart Grid

Power companies around the world have been pushing their clients to accept the installation of so called smart meters. These devices would supposedly allow the power companies to more efficiently measure demand, reduce labor costs and allow customers to switch between electricity providers.

What they neglect to tell you is that there are a lot of problems with the smart meters:

  • Smart meters consume electricity even when you're not. Guess who pays the bill?
  • Smart meters use radio signals to communicate with the the power company. This cause interference with WIFI connections, AM/FM radios, TV remotes etc.
  • The additional radio waves and radiation introduced in peoples' homes cannot be considered healthy
  • Smart meters are not environmentally friendly. They are fully electronic. They sue more power than analogue meters. They contain more harmful components (heavy metals) that cost more to recycle when the smart meter has to be replaced. Smart meters have to replaced more often than analogue meters. Not to mention all the energy and resources that have to be wasted on replacing fully functional analogue meters by the unreliable and hazardous smart meters.

Smart meters are a scam, sold to the public under the cover of "going green".