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Smart electric meters “(Smart Meters”) are electronic devices that track and record a customer’s electric use. Electric utilities have been replacing old, analog meters that are read manually once a month with new, digital smart meters that automatically capture information about electricity...
After a persistent and vocal outcry by anti-SmartMeter activists, the Commission has released a proposed decision that will be voted on at its next meeting (this coming Thursday) that will allow those who want to go back to the good ol’ days of the analog meter. No more RF radiation for those...
On May 6, the CPUC issued a proposed decision adopting rules to protect the privacy and security of the electricity usage data from smart meters. Its but one piece of the broader smart grid rulemaking taking place at the CPUC. … Continue reading →On May 6, the CPUC issued a proposed...
Should David Always Defeat Goliath?--Individual Rights vs. Collective Good In Developing Sustainable Projects
Recently there have been several cases of neighbors raising objections, valid or invalid, to green projects. There was the Northland Pines case where community members challenged the LEED certification of a local high school. Recipients of smart meters sued the utilities claiming the...
BC Liberals Win, BC Carbon Tax Stays, Ontario is Legally Green and 7 Amazing Facts about Renewable Energy
This week's musings in renewable energy in British Columbia and beyond... 1. BC Re-elects Liberal Government - the government that ignited the renewable energy revolution in the province was re-elected with a new four-year mandate on Tuesday. This is good news for BC's independent power...