Smart Meters

B.C. Government Scandals Hint At Systemic Misconduct

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

Last July, whistleblower Alana James made a startling claim in an interview with the Vancouver Sun about allegations of corruption leveled at the B.C. Ministry of Health: "This was not about one ministry and less than a dozen individuals."

Look How Much Ontario Electricity Rates Have Grown In 5 Years

CBC | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Business

Electricity rates for many Ontario consumers went up yet again on Sunday, bumping the cost of a kilowatt hour this winter by between 0.3 and 1.4 cents...

How To Make Your Smart Meter Even Smarter

David Dodge | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

Medicine Hat has had no fires and Clugston says they are keeping their hands on the rudder. But without a clear benefit to the customer Medicine Hat, like so many other places, has allowed people to dominate the debate with specious claims about electromagnetic radiation, state surveillance and the like.

Smart Meters Are Catching Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Business

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is pulling the plug on SaskPower's smart meters due to public safety concerns following several fires.Bill Boyd,...

Smart Meter Critics Go Commercial

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Opponents of BC Hydro's smart meters are going commercial in their fight against the wireless transmitters.The group Citizens for Safe Tec...

Don't Want One? It'll Cost You

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro customers who don't want a smart meter installed in their homes will have to pay up or consider other options for partially optin...

Is BC Hydro Out To Get Him?

CBC | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Hydro is denying claims made by former Premier Bill Vander Zalm that the company intentionally placed smart meter equipment directly outside his ...

BC Hydro Threat Turns Into Lawsuit

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The fight against the installation of BC Hydro's smart meters was given a new jolt with the launch of a class-action lawsuit on Friday by ...

'This Is The Final Straw'

CBC | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Opponents of smart meters are preparing a class action lawsuit against BC Hydro, alleging installation of the high-tech devices has led to thousands o...

Smart Meters Not A Must: BC Hydro

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro is backing off on its insistence that homeowners accept the installation of smart meters.The move comes after the company install...

Smart Meter Blamed For Power Outages

CBC | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

BC Hydro says it's working to resolve a complaint from a Vancouver man who claims the smart meter at his home keeps causing power outages. ...

Smart Meters Human Rights Complaint Approved

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s Human Rights Tribunal has accepted a complaint from a group that accuses BC Hydro of discriminating against people with certain med...

Why Fear B.C.'s Clean Energy Policy?

Andrew Weaver | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Weaver

As B.C. breaks new ground on greenhouse gas management, there will be teething pains. Does this mean we should repeal the requirement of carbon neutral government as some have suggested? Is this really a solution? I think not. As a society we look for leadership by example from our public sector.

An Inconvenient Truth About Green Energy Jobs

John Laforet | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
John Laforet

The premier of Ontario continues to make new announcements of jobs, and promotes fear mongering that his political opponents would kill those jobs if elected. The reality is no matter who wins Ontario's Oct. 6 general election, those jobs won't be there to kill, because in most cases they aren't real.