Tag Archives: Government

Energex moves to discourage off-peak electricity usage

From RenewEconomy’s website comes a story that can only be described as the truth will come out.  Amidst the power distributors’ claims that the purpose behind the smart meter rollout is to enable consumers to switch their electricity usage to … Continue reading

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Lock Your Meter Box – the ONLY way to stop a smart meter from being installed!

As power distributors are becoming more ruthless and aggressive approaching the end date for the Government’s mandate to  ‘use their best endeavours’ to install smart meters (December 2013), an ‘insider’ has informed Stop Smart Meters Australia that smart meter installers … Continue reading

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Reciprocal Buck Passing – No Care, No Accountability and No Responsibility

Are you aware of the extent of the financial fiasco concerning Victoria’s smart meter roll-out? Victoria’s gargantuan smart meter roll-out, with costs to consumers of over 2.4 billion dollars and still counting, appears to have started life under a cloud.  … Continue reading

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Power company tactics reduce anti-smart meter customers to tears in rollout

SMART meter rebels have accused power companies of dirty tricks and disconnection threats as the statewide rollout continues. Anti-smart meter campaigner Sonja Rutherford said tearful customers were reporting “bullying” and “stalking” tactics. One was allegedly told she “would have to … Continue reading

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Petition Hon Nicholas Kotsiras

“Government & Power Companies: People are being forced from their homes. Give us a choice to remove & refuse the smart meter In a country such as Australia you expect to feel safe in your home, you expect the Government … Continue reading

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Germany Rejects EU Smart-Meter Recommendations on Cost Concerns – Bloomberg

Germany said it probably won’t follow smart-meter guidance from the European Union — which has recommended that 80 percent of homes install the devices by 2020 — because such a move would be too costly for consumers. The EU proposal … Continue reading

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Smart Meter concerns raised – Bairnsdale Advertiser

More than 20 local residents raised their concerns over the installation of Smart Meters at a Smart Meter Awareness Forum in Bairnsdale recently. (Related post BAIRNSDALE SMART METER COMMUNITY FORUM) Residents from Bairnsdale, Maffra and Bruthen came together to ask questions … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Public Demonstration.

Community concerns with smart meters are increasing every day! The Government is aware of these real issues but hides behind a smoke screen of deception and misinformation. The Government hopes that people will be fooled, dispirited and tire in their … Continue reading

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Government amps up its spin on smart meter roll out

The Department of Primary Industries’ latest advertisements on radio and in major and local Victorian newspapers appears to be scraping the bottom of the barrel in its attempt to ‘sell’ smart meters to Victorians. In an advertising blitz estimated to … Continue reading

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Smart meters for energy to be voluntary – London Telegraph

Smart Meters now voluntary – NOT Mandatory in the US and UK. The UK Government had promised that every household would have a smart meter by 2019 in a £12 billion programme to stop gas and electricity bills being estimated. Officials … Continue reading

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