1. Customer information from Smart Meters is less effective and less accessible than a magnet on your refrigerator with energy costs of different appliances and at different hours, etc.
In order to even attempt to analyze the so-called "Smart Meter" information by going on line, people would have to spend thousands of dollars to purchase new appliances that are wirelessly compatible with these new and radiation emitting WIRELESS METERS.
The meters cannot identify from which appliance the power use is coming from without new expensive appliances that would create an unnecessary and undesirable wireless communication within your home, not to mention the thousands of dollars to replace your existing air conditioner, refrigerator and all other appliances.
Once PG&E has information on what hours we use the most power, they will raise rates during those times and 99% of our bills will increase, not decrease as PG&E pretends.
Also, who wants to go on-line and analyze bar graphs and then try to toast your bread less at 2:00am in order to save $1.31 per month, but to have your over-all bill increase by 40% anyway once the new rates go in. And we are paying for these new meters every month within our bills.
2. In California, there have been tens of thousands of complaints of sudden dramatic increases in utility bills immediately after installation of these so-called "Smart Meters." And most people whose bills have skyrocketed are not even on that complaint list.
3. 1000's of skilled jobs will be lost and some will be replaced with phone center operators that will read a script to frustrated and dissatisfied customers.
Reduction of trained people in the field and reduction of human customer contact is extremely dangerous as the deaths in San Bruno, California confirm where Smart Meters were installed.
4. The Smart GRID involves moving energy from region to region as needed. It does NOT require dangerous radiation emitting WIRELESS METERS on homes.
5. There are 53 Peer Reviewed Scientific Studies that show that even low levels of RF radiation, which comes from these WIRELESS meters, are extremely dangerous to people, particularly children.
These electronic radiation-emitting meters are going 24 hours per day, so there is no recovery time for adults to rejuvenate from the previous day. For children, the night time sleeping hours are when their bodies are sending millions of delicate electronic signals from the brain to cells and amongst cells for proper growth and development of their bodies, organs and systems. Children do not need electronic interference or electronic "noise" traveling through their bodies while they sleep. Because the electronic interference is invisible does not make it any less harmful.
6. If something is 99.999% sure, Science does not say it is "Proven." That is how the $3.7 Trillion telecommunication industry says no "Proof" of danger. But 99.999% is sufficient for you and I to not allow our children and families to be subjected to it unnecessarily.
7. 20 cities and counties in California have requested stopping the installation of Smart Meters. Each has done their own research and come to the same conclusion.
8. So-called Smart Meters transmit to, receive from, and repeat the other meter's signals in your community. PG&E calls it a "MESH NETWORK." The millions of repeated and redundant signals look like a dense window screen, but three-dimensional and invisible, and YOU AND I AND OUR CHILDREN WILL BE IN IT 24 HOURS PER DAY. This saves the utility company the cost of sending the signals through shielded cables.
9. "Green" is great, but in attempting to do something green, lets not allow something "Brown" to be put on everyone's face.
WIRE THE METERS AND SEND THE SIGNALS THROUGH SHIELDED CABLES!
Watch this short video on wireless radiation - it might save your kid's life: