Category Archives: Britain

UK Business Institute: Smart Meters “An Unjustified, Over-Engineered, & Expensive Mistake”

From the IOD Press Release: An influential British business group- the Institute of Directors (IoD)- has called the British Smart Meter scheme an ‘unjustified, over-engineered and expensive mistake.’ The (UK) Government’s roll-out of Smart Meters, digital energy meters designed to … Continue reading

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Stop Smart Meters! Nominated for 2014 Luddite Award—VOTE!

By Josh Hart MSc, Director,                             Stop Smart Meters!   “Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate’er it touches; and obedience Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame, A mechanized automaton.” -Percy … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Scourge Targets UK with Propaganda

Smart meters are now being installed in the UK haphazardly, house by house without the regimented deployments that have riled neighborhoods in the US, Canada, and Australia.  The UK government has delayed the systematic roll-out of smart meters but still … Continue reading

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London’s Black Cabs Join Global Revolt Against “Smart”

I’m still in the UK giving talks, meeting with our allies, and spending time with family and friends,  planning to return to the US in a week via cargo ship. Here in London, on Wednesday, the center of the city … Continue reading

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SSM! Director Meets “Smart Girl” in Bristol, UK

I’m currently on a trip to see the half of my family who live in London (I am a dual UK/ US citizen).   While here I am meeting with our allies at Stop Smart Meters! UK and working with locals … Continue reading

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