Tag Archive: Opt-Out

May 16

DC Councilmembers Want Opt Out for Smart Meters

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22264532/dc-councilmembers-want-opt-out-for-smart-meters#axzz2TW9jT1jF WASHINGTON –  Smart electricity meters are raising new concerns in the District. These “smart meters” let Pepco read your meter wirelessly. But earlier this week, a FOX 5 investigation revealed a wide range of potential problems. Pepco has installed the meters at 270,000 homes and businesses in the District, but some D.C. councilmembers are …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/dc-councilmembers-want-opt-out-for-smart-meters/

Mar 22

Reasons for Opt Out at No Charge

First, the deployment was never mandatory; therefore, paying to opt-out of a non-mandatory action is irrational and illogical. It is a punitive disincentive to choosing what is best for the individual, whether it relates to health concerns, privacy, or security. Second, the basis for health concerns is widespread. There are now over 6,000 peer reviewed …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/reasons-for-opt-out-at-no-charge/

Mar 07

Keep the Calls Coming: Talking Points and References

To strengthen our voices of opposition to the smart meter network, we must make the phone calls! Call your own legislators again, and call the members of the House State Affairs Committee and the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. Use these talking points necessary: Problems with the Smart Meter Network: Extreme vulnerabilities in privacy (personal …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/keep-the-calls-coming-talking-points-and-references/

Feb 11

Simpson House Bill vs. Carona Senate Bill

Below are the two opt out bills.  Clearly David Simpson’s bill does not penalize the end user while Carona’s has a penalty.  While we do not support an opt out per se, we wanted to provide the two bills as currently written.   http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=83R&Bill=HB1171 By:  Simpson H.B. No. 1171   BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/simpson-house-bill-vs-carona-senate-bill/

Jan 29

No Voice, No Choice on Smart Meters

Our Smart Meter leaders have run across a problem in their phone conversations with Legislative directors this week. They are finding that the Legislators are asking industry lobbyists and PUC Commissioners what to write in their bills for the consumer opt-out law. They aren’t talking to citizens! Here’s the pattern: “We The People” spend enormous …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/no-voice-no-choice-on-smart-meters/

Dec 16

Public Utility Commission’s Next Steps

The PUC Commissioners asked staff to initiate rulemaking on allowing customers to opt-out of smart meter installation.  Commissioner Pablos asked staff to consider using meters with communications disabled.  Below is a summary of the major events of yesterday’s PUC meeting: The Public Utility Commission will take up its report to the Texas Legislature at the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/public-utility-commissions-next-steps/

Dec 14

Protect Yourself From Digital Utility Meters

Do not sucker for costly “Opt-Out” programs. IT’S EXTORTION! Utility companies have blind-sided their customers with digital meters that are harmful, dangerous, invasive and unlawful.

Permanent link to this article: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/protect-yourself-from-digital-utility-meters/

Dec 13

PUC Moves Forward with Smart Meter Opt-Out Proposal

The Public Utility Commission has voted to move forward with developing a proposal to allow electric customers to opt out the smart meters power companies already have installed in millions of locations.  For more info, please check out the complete article by clicking the link. http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/12/13/puc-votes-to-move-forward-with-smart-meter-opt-out-proposal/ While this may be a small step in the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/puc-moves-forward-with-smart-meter-opt-out-proposal/

» Newer posts