STORY AS REPORTED BY DR. MERCOLA – MISSPENT SMART GRID FUNDING – Click here for report, video interview with author and podcasts.
STORY AS REPORTED ON SMART GRID NEWS – SMART METERS ARE INTRUSIVE AND DO NOT DELIVER PROMISED ENERGY BENEFITS article by Cheryl Kaften.
“A report just released by the Washington, DC-based National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP)—a group that encourages collaboration among scientists and lawyers to develop intelligent public policy—claims that billions of dollars in U.S. federal subsidies for smart meters have been misspent because the technology will not lead to energy sustainability or contribute to the possibility of a more efficient and responsive electricity grid…”
“The report adds that the smart meters are confused with the much broader concept of the smart grid—and that the undue emphasis on meters diverts resources badly needed for key elements of a true smart grid technology. The desire of many ratepayers to “opt-out” of the new wireless meters on privacy, security, reliability, cost and potential public health grounds may herald, the report says, “an epochal transformation of the political economy of energy.”
“Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid” is authored by smart grid technology expert Timothy Schoechle, PhD, a former faculty member of the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Science. Schoechle, who has been engaged in development of electric utility meters, home automation systems, gateways, and energy management systems for over 25 years, and who sits on several international standards setting committees related to the smart grid, calls the smart meter being rolled out across the U.S. “a canard—a story or hoax based on specious claims about energy benefits….” Click here for full article from Smart Grid News.