Tag Archives: Melbourne

Smart meter charges ‘too big’

Too much: Smart-meter rollout annoys regulator. Photo: Ben Rushton IN A bid to stop overspending on the electricity network, SP AusNet has been blocked by the Australian Energy Regulator from hiking charges to pay for its rollout of smart meters. … 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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Smart meters locked out in Darebin – Health – News – Preston Leader

MEMBERS of Darebin’s Progress Association are encouraging residents to padlock their electricity boxes to stop smart meters being installed. Association spokeswoman Marion Harper said Melbourne barrister Eugene White had given legal advice there was nothing illegal in refusing smart meter … Continue reading

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Save the date: Victorian Smart Meter Forum – November 25

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BAIRNSDALE SMART METER COMMUNITY FORUM

You are invited to a Smart Meter Community Forum  Find out: WHAT are the issues WHAT are the laws WHAT you can do Riversleigh Country Hotel, 1 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale Saturday 9th June 2012 2pm – 3.30pm

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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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High-tech eyesores blot suburban landscapes | Herald Sun

HUGE smart-meter towers being built in parts of Melbourne are distressing residents and councils powerless to stop them. Electricity company SP AusNet, which insists radio frequencies emitted from the structures are safe, has constructed eight “monopoles” 30-40m high. More sites … Continue reading

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Join the Rebellion Page updated & Form Letter

Through this site we have received comments from many people detailing the steps they are taking to prevent their Smart Meter installations. And so we have updated the Join the Rebellion Page with some of these steps and uploaded a basic Form … Continue reading

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Power surge to price surge: prepare for an expensive education, says expert

A normal meter (left) and smart meter. VICTORIANS need to urgently educate themselves about the looming surge in electricity prices this year, or face bills so high many will struggle to pay them, the chief of an energy price comparison … Continue reading

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