We express our sincere thanks to Stop Smart Meters Florida for their efforts over the years and for sharing the following information:
- Brief Summary of Smart Meter Activity Across the Nation
- Current Activity in Clay County, FL
- Current Proposed Florida Bills on Autonomous Vehicles and Public Utility Storm Protection Plans
- Proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment to de-regulate Electric Industry
- Final NTP Study Release
- 5G Roll-out in Florida
- Expected Changes to the FCC RF Emission Guidelines and Testing Protocols
- Brief Summary of Smart Meter Activity Across the Nation
Smart meters continue to roll out across the country. Money is flowing through various agencies to help rural and smaller electric entities get these meters deployed. Pennsylvanians still do NOT have any opt out policies in place and folks are working hard to get them legislative relief. There have been a few recent cases where the State PUC/PSC’s have denied some utilities rates for smart meter programs, namely in New Mexico, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Virginia, see https://takebackyourpower.net/virginia-becomes-the-4th-us-state-to-reject-smart-meters/ . The denials were for lack of cost/benefits.
My take on the denials is that it is a good thing but only biding time. There were no real cost/benefits in all the other cases where they were approved, such as Florida. NARUC is clearly 100% behind these projects, so why the sudden change? I speculate it is because of the 5G rollout and the enhanced consumer knowledge. Perhaps they want to wait and use the 5G infrastructure as the mesh network that will send the traffic, as opposed to letting the utility set up their own networks. This saves significant costs. That is just MY theory. Citizens in those states should continue to organize and build forces because I believe the utilities will be back in with their deployment plans when the 5G networks roll out.
Regarding opt outs, the NC PSC ruling to make Duke -NC give free opt outs to customers with doctors notes is a good precedent and I would encourage those in Duke-FL’s serving territory with doctors notes to seek remedies to get the charges removed. Regarding ADA accommodation, we recently found out that the Metallo case in Orlando did settle. The settlement is confidential but appears that gentleman, working pro se, did receive an ADA accommodation and got the charges removed. See case history here by clicking on “ADA Claim” in the story and then when that page comes up, click on “Back to Docket Sheet” on top. https://www.bna.com/hypersensitivity-wifi-disability-b17179935773/
2. Current Activity in Clay County, FL
In the past I have been contacted by a few of you about Clay County. Apparently they are now rolling out smart meters. I was recently contacted by a Clay County resident who wishes to form an opposition group to the Cooperatives outlandish opt out fees of $60/month and no analog meter policy. Anyone interested in opposing the Clay County Cooperative opt out fees should contact her directly:
3. Current Proposed Florida Bills on Autonomous Vehicles and Public Utility Storm Protection Plans
There are currently two bad bills (that I know of) racing through the Tallahassee statehouse with no apparent opposition.
A) Autonomous vehicles (AV’s) – FL lawmakers are poised to allow AV’s on the roads without human drivers as well as take your tax money and fund and operate test facilities. These bills make changes to existing laws to make that possible. No, we the people do not get royalties for contributing to the industry’s R&D budget! You can find information on them here:
CS/S 932 – Autonomous Vehicles – https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00932
HB311 – Autonomous Vehicles – https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00311
S 660 – Transportation:https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00660 –
Commentary: I have communicated to you many times about these AV’s. They are going to much worse from a health, privacy and security perspective than the smart meters. The DOT’s NHTSA is poised to mandate two way radios into every new car with mandated “basic safety messaging”. Since they can not legally mandate them in existing cars, expect the whores in Congress to do so at a later date through “aftermarket” devices. The NHTSA rule has been held up since they are currently fighting over the proposed use of DSRC radios – the wireless industry wants it to be broader to allow V2X communications so they can get their piece of the pie. The open dockets can be found here:
Docket ID: NHTSA-2016-0126 -FMVSS No. 150, V2V Communications:
Docket ID: DOT-OST-2018-0210 -V2X Communications:
If you spend time on the Dept of Transportation website, you will find plenty of documents and video’s that outline the Central Plan for Transportation. Over the next 20 years you will find us slowly moving to all electric vehicles and all self-driving vehicles which will be owned by fleet managers. These cars are loaded with transmitters, radar and sensors and you will be sitting in a massive electromagnetic field above the batteries. The transmitters go off 10x a second in order to communicate with other vehicles, infrastructure and pedestrians/cyclists. They call this transformation “Mobility as a Service”, catch a glimpse of Ben’s journey as it will be your future with Controlled Mobility (notice that milk, bread, eggs, and ice cream will cost you $30.50 in his world but I guess your Universal Basic Income will take care of it). You will be tracked and someone else will determine if you live or die. See: https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/multimedia/videos/roadmap-for-future-of-urban-mobility.html
B) Public Utility Storm Protection Plans – These bills pull normal operating & capital expenditures for storm hardening and vegetation management out of the routine rate case proceedings and base rates into a special recovery clause and proceeding and charge. This bill applies only to the IOU’s (FP&L, Duke, Gulf, Tampa Electric, and Florida Public utilities Corp). There appears to be little opposition even though this is a very bad idea.
CS/HB 797: Public Utility Storm Protection Plans – https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00797
CS/CS/SB 796: Public Utility Storm Protection Plans – https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00796
Commentary: Expect your electric bills to increase and maybe dramatically. I can not figure out any rational reason for doing this. Storm Hardening and vegetation management has been ongoing since inception. We already have a special recovery clause to handle storm charges for unusual hurricane and storm damage. The only thing I can think of as to what is driving this move is 5G. 5G is going to require the massive removal of trees along our roads in order for it to operate properly. And it is also possible that the overhead lines may interfere with the small cells they are planning to run up and down our residential streets. These two factors could create a need for a steep increase in spending and they may fear they will not be able to get these increases through normal rate proceedings. In addition, it may play into their plans for de-regulation of the industry. They may be trying to segregate the fixed costs from the volume costs in a stealth manner.
Anyway, this is bad for consumers. This will require the intervenors and our OPC do more proceedings which they are not staffed to do. Tell your lawmakers to oppose this change and/or insist on more staffing for the OPC to represent us in covering more proceedings.
4. Proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment to de-regulate Electric Industry
There is a phony group called “Citizen’s for Energy Choice” circulating a petition for a vote on a Florida Constitutional Amendment to deregulate the electric energy industry in Florida. This is a TROJAN HORSE and should not be supported unless you want your electric bills to skyrocket and lose all state control over this industry. All my research over the past 6 years has shown the globalists want this industry (power generation) de-regulated and out of the States control. All areas in the countries that have done this have seen massive rate increases, maybe not at first, but eventually.
The false narrative put forth is that this is a monopoly abusing the public. That is NOT true. The electric industry is not a monopoly. They are a REGULATED monopoly and there is a BIG difference. The problems we have seen in Florida, and there have been many, is that are REGULATORS – the FPSC – are not doing their job. This is the problem we must fix.
The CHOICE they are enticing you with is not a real choice. You will get a choice of SUPPLIERS only. Your wires, transformers and other major pieces will still be the same. However, you are letting the power generation piece become a commodity to be bought and sold to the highest bidder. Currently power generation rates are based on cost plus regulated returns. The prices you see at the gas pump are a commodity. If you think that going from $2/gal to $5 gal ever had anything to do with “free markets” or “costs” you are mistaken. All commodities are politically manipulated at will by the very powerful.
The utilities and politicians want this, don’t fall for any phony theater of “resistance”. It is part of Grid 2030, the global central plan. The Former FPSC General Counsel in his farewell speech to the FPSC stated on December 18, 2014 that he predicted and longed for this deregulation. I just went up to the FPSC website to find the video of that speech. Guess what? It is there, but the audio has been deleted! see http://psc-fl.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1343 . I have contacted the website administrator to see if it can be retrieved.
Warn your family, neighbors and friends not to support this petition drive and if it does make it onto the ballot in 2020 to vote NO. Also note, the Florida Attorney General and some other groups are speaking out against it.
5. Final NTP Study Release
In November 1, 2018, the National Toxicology Program released the Final Report on their cell phone study with rats/mice. Conclusion was clear evidence of cancer. See https://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsroom/releases/2018/november1/index.cfm
Sadly, this important work has now been trashed and deemed inconsequential by the FCC, FDA, ICNIRP and others and will not apparently result in a change in the RF emission exposures.
The FDA, who commissioned this important study (and has done little else to resolve the controversies), came out with a statement the same day stating that they disagreed with the study results and also made this statement – “but we must remember the study was not designed to test the safety of cell phone use in humans, so we cannot draw conclusions about the risks of cell phone use from it.” see press release https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm624809.htm
This is an odd statement, because when the FDA wrote to nominate this study, they told the NIH this –
“A significant research effort, involving large well-planned animal experiments is needed to provide the basis to assess the risk to human health of wireless communications devices.” see https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/chem_background/exsumpdf/wireless051999_508.pdf
You can’t make this stuff up!
6. 5G Roll-out in Florida
As I previously reported, the whores in Tallahassee that are supposed to represent us passed HB687 (Small cell Bill) back in 2017 which allows the wireless industry to place “small cells” up and down our residential streets without a hearing and at a bargain price of $150/yr. See https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/00687
We are starting to get reports out of Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville where the 5G is going in. Some folks have set up a Facebook page, if you use that media, to communicate on 5G. You can find it here https://www.facebook.com/Electromagnetic-Radiation-Awareness-for-the-Treasure-Coast-306485323198872/
Also some Miami video’s – https://youtu.be/yRjnKlAFF2I
Right now in Sarasota we are only seeing small cells go up along main roads like US 41. I have not heard any reports from residential areas. Remember, not all small cell installations will be 5G, most are really 4G right now.
Scientists have launched a 5G appeal, see https://www.5gappeal.eu/
The best place to get information on 5G and stay current in the future is subscribing to this website, What is 5G? https://whatis5g.info/
I also recommend signing up for newsletter updates from the Environmental Health Trust, https://ehtrust.org/
7. FCC and Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation Emissions Guidelines:
The FCC is guilty of GROSS negligence in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities in setting RF emissions guidelines. No local authority should yield to their statutory preemptive authority to control siting of cell towers or mini towers until the FCC completes, in a transparent manner, their reassessment of the RF emission guidelines. No 5G until FCC Docket 13-84 is completed.
Remember FP&L will continue to try and replace your analog with a digital alternative. For those who experience health effects from this technology, you should not allow this to happen. Although they are running out of analogs, they still exist and several large states – California, Neveda as examples, have mandated analog replacements. If they can find them, so can Florida utilities. Those that remained respectful but firm have received analog replacements from FP&L.
Various entities are launching about twenty thousand (20,000) satellites to blast this radiation back at us from space so there will be no where to escape it! You can join others by signing the 5G space appeal here – https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/
— Stop Smart Meters Florida