Dear Friends and Colleagues After going to a public meeting organised by NYSEG at the Tompkins County library last month I started to wonder if smart meters were not going to be the new fracking. You may recall that fracking was initially sold as a green energy source and some people were initially persuaded. My concerns about smart meters were greatly increased when NYSEG representatives lied to us at the meeting about multiple aspects of their operations, including what NYSEG would do with the household information they collected and the amounts of EMFs people would receive. I shared my impressions of that meeting with friends and neighbours (available on request).
The documentary below about smart meters is available for public viewing but only until Aug 11. I have seen it. It makes a strong case for not wanting a meter and that their installation has nothing to do with green energy or power efficiency, which these meters will do nothing for, but that the driving forces are instead financial gains and the monitoring of people's homes for commercial and non-commercial reasons. Most concerning of all perhaps is that these smart meters are intended to prevent private energy independence via renewables which would otherwise destroy NYSEG's business model. As a biologist I also encourage people to take the health concerns seriously. There is ample evidence from the scientific literature to be very seriously concerned. I know this may seem like one more thing to worry about, but the solutions are quite easy. The first step is to opt out of NYSEG's current installation program. Yours Jonathan Latham Begin forwarded message: > From: Jonathan Latham <jrlat...@bioscienceresource.org> > Subject: Fwd: "Take Back Your Power" > Date: August 8, 2017 9:18:07 PM EDT > To: Allison Wilson <a.wil...@bioscienceresource.org> > > >> >> >> >> Must-See Documentary Reveals Dangers of Smart Meters >> >> >> Must-See Documentary Reveals Dangers of Smart Meters >> The smart grid promised to enhance energy security, but in reality, 80 >> percent of households that received a sma... >> >> >> >> http://tompkinsweekly.com/news/2017/07/31/nyseg-installs-first-smart-meters-ithaca-demo-project/ >> >> >> > > Jonathan Latham, PhD > Executive Director > The Bioscience Resource Project > Ithaca, NY 14850 USA > > www.independentsciencenews.org > and > www.bioscienceresource.org > > jrlat...@bioscienceresource.org > Skype: jonathanlatham2 > Tel: 1-607-319-0279 > > “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and > opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those > who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible > government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, > Propaganda > For more information about sustainability in the Tompkins County area, please visit: http://www.sustainabletompkins.org/ If you have questions about this list please contact the list manager, Tom Shelley, at t...@cornell.edu.