20 Jan '12, 9am

Green News: The Smart Meter’s Contentious Opponents

One of the more spirited consumer movements in the energy-management realm has been the stop-smart-meters trend. In fact, there is a nonprofit group called Stop Smart Meters! Based in California, Stop Smart Meters! is one of more than 50 groups and individuals nationwide advocating against utility-installed, wirelessly connected “smart meters.” These citizens have been tirelessly calling into question the accuracy and safety of the devices, and have voiced concerns about their vulnerability to security breaches. Use of the meters, which are designed to allow utilities to monitor energy usage, manage power allocations, and pinpoint outages in real time, has been promoted by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of the key features of the smart grid. As GBA noted in February of last year, however, some utility customers say their rates have increased dramatically since smart ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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