Tag Archives: Herald Sun

The two sides of science

Before we lead into the article that appeared in the Herald Sun about wireless armour underwear, the question we need to all ask ourselves is which side of science do we trust. On one hand we are assured by industry and … Continue reading

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75,000 Victorians refuse smart meters!

In an article in today’s Herald Sun, Energy Minster Kotsiras is quoted as acknowledging that two electrical metering systems may continue in Victoria, and those who refuse smart meters (currently approximately 75,000 Victorians) may be penalised financially, as opposed to … Continue reading

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Northcote resident says smart meter caused her tinnitus

A Northcote woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, believes the smart meter installed on the front of her home has caused her to suffer tinnitus. She says her pleas to an ­electricity provider to get rid of the smart meter … Continue reading

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Electricity smart meter companies confident deadline can be met | Herald Sun

ALMOST two in three electricity smart meters installed in some parts of Victoria are not fully working as the deadline for the contentious rollout looms. About 350,000 devices fitted in SP AusNet’s region are yet to go “live” with remote … Continue reading

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Residents block smart meters in Reservoir, Preston and Kingsbury | Leader Newspapers

Darebin Progress Association spokeswoman Marion Harper said about six members had chosen to padlock their meter boxes, because they were concerned about exposure to radiation from the new meters. She said since Preston Leader first reported on the association’s concerns … Continue reading

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Plan to use popular actors to sell smart meters | Herald Sun

POPULAR actors were to be recruited to try to persuade Victorians that smart meters were a good idea. Secret documents reveal a plan to hire “down-to-earth” celebrities such as John Wood, Ray Meagher, Michael Caton and Denise Drysdale to overcome … Continue reading

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Not-so-smart meters costly | Herald Sun

HOUSEHOLDS FACE EXTRA SMART METER CHARGES OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. HERALD SUN HOUSEHOLDS could be slugged up to $45 extra in smart meter charges over the next four years as a major distributor fights to claw back technology costs. … Continue reading

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Couple forced to sleep in their car because of electricity meter health fears | Herald Sun

A MELBOURNE couple who have slept in their car for almost six months say they have been forced from their home because of debilitating health problems suffered since the installation of their new electricity meter. But, as the State Government … Continue reading

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Exploding smart meters are endangering householders and workers: claim | Herald Sun

ENERGY Safe Victoria is investigating claims that exploding smart meters are endangering householders and workers. The watchdog says companies should review testing procedures after power surges amid revelations of seven recent malfunctions in Pascoe Vale. Another smart meter was damaged … Continue reading

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1000 smart meter customers set to track their energy use | Herald Sun

ELECTRICITY smart meter customers are being recruited for a year-long trial that will allow them to monitor and control their energy use. Up to 1000 volunteers with a home broadband connection in electricity distributor SP AusNet’s network area will be … Continue reading

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