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Obama Regime Pushes Software To Monitor Your Home Energy Usage…
how soon before we have swat teams targeting you energy criminals

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( - The Energy Department on Tuesday is rolling out new, improved software to help Americans measure the energy efficiency of their homes.

DOE says its energy-scoring software -- called the Home Energy Scoring Tool -- is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating because it allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency.

The software is part of the government's effort to reduce the nation's energy consumption; but it's also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going, at a time when stimulus funds for weather-proofing have run out.

The Home Energy Scoring Tool "can be a powerful motivator in getting homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements," DOE says. "It's also a great way to help trained workers enter the private sector energy improvement market as funding for weatherization efforts decline.

It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
DOE is going to start with Al Gore's house, right?
The Second Amendment does not GIVE us the right. It tells the gov they can not infringe our right.
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2 years ago they sent a woman around our township "selling" smart-meters. I let her ramble on for a minute about the "benefits" and then I schooled the living shit out of her on the privacy concerns, and private property issues. She seemed almost scared that some dumb customer would dare speak ill of her gracious employer.

I kept a close eye on the air conditioner and the meter outside to see if they were going to sneak one in on me. This was happening all over the country at the time, so it wasn't a paranoia thing. I decided to check our bill online and I noticed the words "smart meter charge" and a cost of about $1.67 in the surcharges column.

I called Met-Ed and inquired, very politely I may add, about this bogus charge. I asked why I was being billed for a meter that do not have, nor that I would want to have. I was told the the charge was the result of an UPCOMING installation. I again expressed that I do not want to pay for a service that I do not want or even have at the moment. The dick on the other end proceeded to tell me, in a very shitty, snarky voice, that I had no choice, that it's the law (apparently Rendell signed it), and that my concerns are based off of internet paranoia and conspiracy theories. I was then informed that I was "making waves" and that I should read up on the benefits of a smart meter and how much money they can save me. I hung up. I obviously had no footing in an argument with some shithead who makes a paycheck from the very company I called to complain about/to.

This new energy score bullshit is nothing more than another attempt at guilt-based "green" habits.
That's right, you have no choice in the smart meters, and you're going to foot the bill. Yet another indirect tax on the poor that the libs didn't think about.

On topic,I read the op, and didn't see the gloom and doom portrayed in this thread.

What am I missing?

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Those smart meters get vandalized all the time. Angel
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pinhead1979;131473 Wrote:internet paranoia and conspiracy theories. I was then informed that I was "making waves" and that I should read up on the benefits of a smart meter and how much money they can save me..

how can it save you money unless it automatically is cutting off or reducing power ?

also i heard on the radio just this morning some group is having a meeting in Quakertown on "smart meters"
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
What's this power meter everyone keeps talking about. Shrug

You mean to tell me I need a meter on this line I spliced into the neighbors house down the street?Ninja
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personally i am very cynical whenever government does something that attempts to control things they have no business being involved in

Quote:ACT 129 (2008)

This Act is what initiated the implementation of Smart Meter installation.

(On Oct. 15, 2008, Governor Rendell signed HB 2200 into law as Act 129 of 2008, with an effective date of Nov. 14, 2008.)

Act 129 mandates reductions in retail electric power consumption:

• By May 31, 2011 a 1% reduction in retail consumption is mandated.

• By May 31, 2013 a 3% reduction in retail consumption is mandated.

• By May 31, 2013 the peak demand for retail consumption shall be reduced by 4.5%.

• By November 30, 2013 and every 5 years after that, an unelected, appointed commission will perform a cost/benefit analysis of the program and is empowered to order additional reductions in retail consumption if the commission deems it necessary.

• The reduction calculations will be based upon the projected electric powerconsumption from June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2010.

• Utilities failing to meet the above requirements will be fined at least $1 million dollars or as much as $20 million dollars.

• Electric companies are required to initiate “smart meter” technologies and “smart meters” will be required in all new construction.

Contrary to the bill’s stated intent of making energy reliable and affordable, Act 129 will force a reduction in energy consumption and result in price increases. This is a perplexing mandate for a state with an abundance of natural resources that never experiences rolling power blackouts.

The law of supply and demand will dictate a rise in the cost of electric power in Pennsylvania.

This in turn will adversely affect the fragile economic climate in Pennsylvania. Hardest hit will be Pennsylvania’s poor, as Act 129 fixes the size of the pie representing available electrical power. Those able to afford to use more than their allotted amount will do so at the expense of others.

As written, the bill makes no provision for an increase in conventional electric power generation due to population growth, industrial growth, or an unforeseen demand for electric power. An increase in energy demand is reflective of a booming economy.

Why are Pennsylvanians being forced to consume less? Pennsylvania has 250 years of coal reserves and the technology exists which would enable us to use less coal to make more energy. Act 129 makes oblique references to alternative energy sources that are, as of yet, not economically or technically feasible on a large scale basis.
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
middlefinger;131483 Wrote:how can it save you money unless it automatically is cutting off or reducing power ?

Exactly. It powers off your heating or AC units when it "feels" you've crossed over into selfish polluter territory. It talks to newer appliances through RF & wi-fi, then based on usage it determines a regulated allowance of run time and access.

On the privacy end of things, it can remote televisions, radios, alarm clocks, gaming devices, and many other appliances that have internal microphones, cameras, & motion sensors. If you thought the NSA was scary before, wait till this grid is in place.
I'm not bothered with seeing labels and stats on what I'm using and how I can reduce usage--I find that info very helpful.

What bothers me is the government using that same information to potentially tax me more because of it, or the possibility of having the meter used to cut power when THEY feel I shouldn't be using so much.
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