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JmmWill
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re: Smart electricity meters seen doubling by 2016
JmmWill   1/8/2013 6:23:32 PM
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The problem is possible biological effects, if the meters use wireless communications to store or report usage. See http://www.scribd.com/doc/45663757/Biological-Effects-of-Microwaves-Thermal-and-Nonthermal-Mechanisms

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re: Smart electricity meters seen doubling by 2016
jostalin   1/14/2013 12:46:04 PM
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The key point is in the last paragraph - to save on labor costs. Whilst consumers will have to pay for installation (short term costs), expect power companies to make long term profits from sacking meter staff and some support staff. More for the multinationals, less for the consumer.



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