smart meters http://wamc.org en Documentary On Smart Grid To Be Shown In Ulster County http://wamc.org/post/documentary-smart-grid-be-shown-ulster-county <p></p><p>In Ulster County Saturday afternoon, there will be a free screening of a documentary about the power grid and privacy.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:58:52 +0000 Allison Dunne 93142 at http://wamc.org Documentary On Smart Grid To Be Shown In Ulster County Smart Meters Under Scrutiny http://wamc.org/post/smart-meters-under-scrutiny <p>The meter reader has gone the way of the milkman and the bread man — in some communities, "smart meters" wirelessly report your energy or water consumption back to the utility company. But fear of electric impulses transmitted by the devices has led to a consumer call for choice.&nbsp;</p><p>Digital smart meter technology has been around since the 1990s, but opposition has grown worldwide. Critics of the technology claim the radio emissions cause a variety of human health problems.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:14:43 +0000 Dave Lucas 82411 at http://wamc.org Smart Meters Under Scrutiny Vermont Report Finds No Smart Meter Radiation Danger http://wamc.org/post/vermont-report-finds-no-smart-meter-radiation-danger <p></p><p></p><p>A report on the dangers of smart meters prepared for the Vermont Department of Public Service says the radio frequency fields associated with the devices emit only a small fraction of the limits set by the Federal Communications Commission.<br><br><a href="http://publicservice.vermont.gov/node/224">The report</a> is based upon laboratory testing and field measurements of some wireless smart meters being used by Green Mountain Power and the Burlington Electric Department. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56362 at http://wamc.org Vermont Report Finds No Smart Meter Radiation Danger U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Talks Vermont 'Smart Grid' Benefits http://wamc.org/post/us-senator-bernie-sanders-talks-vermont-smart-grid-benefits <p>U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says "smart grid" electrical technology offers real benefits for Vermont consumers and the environment.<br><br>Sanders and some Vermont environmental leaders said at a news conference on Monday that Vermont is a national leader in developing a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electrical system.<br><br>Sanders says Vermont received $69 million in federal stimulus funds to modernize its electric transmission system.<br> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45998 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Talks Vermont 'Smart Grid' Benefits Utilities See Growing 'Smart Meter' Opposition http://wamc.org/post/utilities-see-growing-smart-meter-opposition <p>Worries about health effects, privacy and cost are fueling growing opposition to wireless, digital &quot;smart&nbsp;meters&quot; that utilities around the country are installing on homes and businesses and touting as key energy conservation and grid reliability tools.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 11:50:06 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38902 at http://wamc.org Utilities See Growing 'Smart Meter' Opposition