Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Florida Public Service Commission: Smart Meters, Fracking and the Love Fest

Originally Posted Here: http://drrichswier.com/2014/12/19/florida-public-service-commission-smart-meters-fracking-love-fest/ December 19, 2014 By Marilynne Martin The Florida Public Service held its last Commission Conference Agenda Meeting for the year on December 18, 2014. On the Agenda were two important items for Florida ratepayers – the … Continue reading

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FPSC, in Final Betrayal, Approves FPL ‘Smart’ Meter Extortion Fees (without any Discussion)

Yesterday, the FPSC Commissioners automatically approved the staff recommendation, without any discussion. This means that the upfront fee will be lowered to $89 and the monthly fee will remain at $13/month. This will result in a refund of $6 to … Continue reading

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Lawmakers file bill to reform Florida Public Service Commission

ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/lawmakers-file-bill-to-reform-florida-public-service-commission/2209155 Lawmakers file bill to reform Florida Public Service Commission Ivan Penn, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 5, 2014 5:07pm Two Tampa Bay area lawmakers announced Friday that they have filed legislation to reform the state Public … Continue reading

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CBS Miami examines so-called ‘smart’ meters:

Fighting The Switch? The Smart Meter Controversy http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/02/fighting-the-switch-the-smart-meter-controversy/ EXCERPTS: In front a of television screen, she worked her way around a map. They could literally see wherever crew was working and every meter is running. Sweezer-Fisher could click on a … Continue reading

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Rogue FPSC Does FPL’s Bidding re: Gutting Conservation Programs… and next, ratepayer subsidies for FRACKING?!

Please tell the Florida Public Service Commission, “Just say ‘NO’ to FPL customers having to pay for FPL FRACKING!” https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=E07BD096B654FAB1FA62C589CCCC078C.app340a?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1739&autologin=true Please see also: Florida “Gutting” Energy Efficiency Goals, Terminating Solar Power Rebates http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/30/florida-gutting-energy-efficiency-goals-terminating-solar-power-rebates/ The commissioners did agree to hold workshops … Continue reading

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Florida Man claims OUC’s smart meter made him sick, files federal lawsuit

ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE: http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/man-claims-oucs-smart-meter-made-him-sick-files-fe/njKZc/ ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orange County man claims OUC’s [Orlando Utilities Commission] smart meter, which thousands of residents have on their homes, gave him major medical problems and he’s filed a federal lawsuit. “It leads to … Continue reading

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Extortion by ‘Smart Meter’

[CHASM comment: Californians opposed to so-called “smart” meters are confronting the same problem faced by Floridians. That problem is the fundamental corruption of the regulators who are effectively “owned” by the utilities they are supposed to be regulating. This recent … Continue reading

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