Smart Meter Solutions
On this page, we tackle the issue of finding smart meter solutions that, if adopted, would make the upcoming smart meter rollout in Longmont obsolete.
To our understanding, the thinking of our city officials and mayor is, if we can’t bring any better solutions or viable alternatives to the table (other than the addition of smart meters in the city) then we’ll just have to go ahead with the planned deployment of the meters.
That’s like the council saying if we have a bad idea and there is not a better idea, then we will just have to go with the bad idea.
This sort of thinking doesn’t make any sense to us!
In our opinion, this is just one example of the short-sighted thinking and perhaps the inability to “think outside the tunnel” of this city’s governing bodies. It might be laughable if it weren’t so serious, but we think there is a kind of tunnel vision on display regarding the decision to deploy AMI/smart meters that doesn’t allow for viewing any viable alternative/s.
So, dear City of Longmont….
If you want solutions and alternatives to smart meters, then we think you will have to cast your vision a bit farther afield and we’ll post some ideas below, for you, and for the rest of the world to see.
Some of them you will have heard of before, such as the project of Dr. Tim Schoechle known as EMMA, or “Energy Management and Measurement Application,” detailed further below, now evolved to a point near completion and where Longmont, if it would only choose to, could begin to implement a decentralized energy system that is truly forward thinking and visionary for these changing times of unpredictability in our environment. EMMA, unlike smart meters, is also safe, and unlikely to spy on you or injure you with microwave RF radiation.
It would appear, as the city seems to be going ahead with the smart meter rollout, that we, the concerned residents of Longmont, are now going to have to step in to get rid of or remediate the problem/s our city governance is about to create en masse, such as irradiating us and the entire environment with mesh-networked wireless meters broadcasting 24/7, that you, the homeowner cannot turn off, along with the creation of toxic-to-life dirty electricity, aka “conducted emissions,” ushered into our homes as a direct result of both the smart meters and their opt-out (alleged-to-be) ‘non-broadcasting’ digital only meters.
“100% renewable by 2030?”
We recognize the need to clean up the earth and the environment which gives rise to such goals as Longmont’s “100% renewable by 2030” (and we absolutely acknowledge, from what we know, that goal is unrealistic and unachievable by the city’s own admission); but we also recognize the existing panicked mind-state that is driving this “had to be done by yesterday” attitude that creates undue fear in adults and kids alike. We would prefer, a broader and more comprehensive discussion, independent of any large NGOs’ influence, on the pros and cons of the science of “climate change” that includes the opinions of independent experts who either have been or are now roundly censored, as the panic around this topic is clearly driving a sense of urgent “the sky is falling” emotion that serves no one. We support real science, but if the past three years have shown us anything, in our opinion the science supported by our government was mostly junk science which supported “somebody else’s” agenda (driven by monied interests) and the (literal) order of the day, and they didn’t ask you and me for our opinion, nor were they interested to hear what we had to say. We’ve also all witnessed in the recent past people’s rights and free speech (along with the Constitution) being trampled and overrun. NOT okay. We say, the same propagandizing of a given issue may very well be happening with climate change.
What Ever Happened to Choice?
At the end of the day, we object to being given no choice about having a digital meter on our homes (as opposed to keeping our perfectly intact, old and trusty electro-mechanical analog meters) or having our power discontinued. That smacks of NO choice, trampled freedoms and coercion. Given the prolific science and evidence of EMF harms to be seen and accessed on this site and elsewhere (and which, on numerous occasions have been brought before our city council members to no apparent avail), we wholeheartedly continue to object to smart meters being the #1 priority for this city’s renewable energy goal (see page three of the report) without documented evidence (which the City of Longmont has, so far, failed to provide) that they will get us to the goal, and we continue to object to having no choice in this matter.
Below, we offer sensible, common sense solutions to how we can start to change our thinking around climate change and the use of clean, sustainable, and resilient energy resources and infrastructure while maintaining and improving our environment, our privacy, our health, and our rights and freedoms. We give credit to Ethan Augreen and others for some of what is presented below.
But First – Listen to the Mockingbird??? (Or not!)
Some possible solutions and common sense thinking are outlined below, but first of all – STOP THE PANICKING. The sky is NOT falling. Take a breath. Start thinking critically when a person with “authority” declares we have gone from an age of global warming to one of “global boiling” and that statement then gets echoed across the world in the mockingbird media. Where have you seen similar phrases in recent memory, parroted across continents via global media and government? Think “build back better” or, “safe and effective.” When have we, in recent times, seen anything akin to what we are being shown through the mainstream by way of climate disaster coverage? Hint – how about over the last three years? How about the intense fear coverage in media, aimed at driving a lot of people to take a medical intervention, and some whether they wanted it or not? Always ask, cui bono, who benefits? (Always, always, always….follow the money and the agenda.)
The real science of climate change, in our opinion, can be found at this page, here.
Solutions and Some Common Sense Ideas, Below…
1) Keep certain things as they are
Our electro-mechanical “analog” meter has lasted us 27 years and it’s still going strong. We know others that have lasted much longer. In fact, we have never heard of one needing to be replaced because it broke down! So, why fix something that clearly isn’t broken and in so doing, harm the residents of Longmont with continuous electromagnetic radiation proven to do just that, harm biological life?
And, contrary to the thinking of the Longmont Power Company, Longmont City Council, and the various committees dealing with sustainability and net zero, electro-mechanical “analog” meters are also able to read the usage of electricity that is generated by renewable means, such as solar or wind. Do they realize this, because that does away with the excuse that the electro-mechanical devices won’t work with renewables.
2) Connect the smart meters directly to the fiber optic network
There is no need to send our electricity usage wirelessly. Longmont already has a fiber optic network that covers the city and can be connected to every home and business. This network is already connected to every home subscribed to Longmont’s municipally owned Internet service, NextLight, for which this fiber optic network was originally built.
Instead of sending our electrical usage wirelessly to a local hub, from which it then sent by fiber optic cable to our utility company, why not connect each smart meter directly to the fiber optic network, and, thereby, eliminate the harmful electromagnetic radiation emitted when communicating wirelessly?
As argued in the above linked Longmont Leader op-ed. Trees, especially, soak up and store carbon dioxide, the main gas proclaimed by some climate scientists to be the main cause of global warming. If we cut down trees to create vast open fields of mono crops of wheat and corn to feed cows for meat (a very inefficient way to produce food) then perhaps this has been the problem all along. Certainly, more trees would surely offset the need for things like smart meters. And who doesn’t like trees? They create beauty, shade, cooler temperatures, and that other important gas that we all breathe to stay alive, oxygen!
4) Energy Management and Measurement Application (EMMA)
Introducing EMMA, the next-generation energy measuring and management alternative to smart meters, and a potential game changer for Longmont…. read more.
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