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Smart Meters

Smart Meters, Dumb Science

David H. Bailey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science
David H. Bailey

The health risk to radiation by smart meters is hundreds or thousands of times less than that of cell phone usage, which in turn is so small as to be barely measurable even in large multi-nation studies. So why do people still oppose smart meters?

No Love Lost For Vermont's 'Smart Meters'

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Worries about health effects, privacy and cost are fueling growing opposition to wireless, digital "smart meters" that utilit...

Science Can Help

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science
Bernie Bulkin

Science helps. It makes change easy. And, by the way, this is a really good use of scarce resources, because by bringing computer science into critical home and business functions we create the infrastructure for the 21st century.

'Torches and Pitchforks': ComEd Customers Still Seething

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

A public hearing held by ComEd in north suburban Highland Park was intended to address the summer's widespread power outages in the Chicagoland area i...

ComEd: Smart Meters Save Billions In Long-Term

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

Despite short-term rate hikes, ComEd customers throughout northern Illinois could experience long-term savings of $2.8 billion with the implementation...

Smart Meters Coming To SoCal Edison Customers

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

When you get your pricier-than-normal monthly utility bill, did you ever wish there was a way to monitor your energy usage on a daily basis? Or a way ...

'Smart meters' Could Cost Denver Millions In Revenue From Parking Tickets

Face the State | John Schroyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Since the city public works department began installing new solar-powered parking meters that accept credit cards and not just coins - no more will dr...

City Phasing Out Coin Parking Meters

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The quadrupling of fees this year to park at most meters in Chicago marks only the beginning of changes coming to a curbside near your car. [...] You ...