Category Archives: Illinois

News Round Up: Smart Meter Fires Tell “Difficult” Story; DC Opens Health Inquiry; IEEE Puts Industry on Notice

What a week.   The gavel had hardly fallen on the Maryland Public Service Commission’s smart meter fire hearing when news came through of 3 new reported home fires started by smart meters in the Chicago area.  In Pennsylvania,  Peco Energy … Continue reading

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Meters that Break the Law: Legal and Legislative News in U.S.

In Michigan the Public Service Commission opened a new investigation into smart meters, thanks in part to work from the folks with Press links below. It only took NINE Michigan cities objecting to the program to get their commissioners … Continue reading

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Federal Lawsuit Filed Against City of Naperville, Illinois

Citing violations of the federal Open Meetings Act, this anti-‘smart’-meter group has filed a lawsuit against the deployment of the meters. Just the sort of fresh air that this program–hatched in corporate backrooms with corrupt government collusion and no public … Continue reading

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Smart Grid Referendum Launched in Illinois

Naperville Smart Meter Awareness Group Gains Support, Members– Goes Straight to Voters From Naperville IL (30 miles west of Chicago) November 14, 2011 NAPERVILLE, IL – Over 35 Naperville Smart Meter Awareness volunteers collected 4,199 signatures in a mere 25 … Continue reading

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