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California utilities commission to allow customers to opt-out of smart meters

By Alison Hawkes

After repeated pressure from groups protesting the rollout of smart meters in Northern California, the California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday that it will allow PG&E customers to opt-out of the devices on their homes. California PUC President Michael Peevey said he had spoken with the president of PG&E to allow customers who are...
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Sebastopol may ban Smart Meters

By Alison Hawkes

Sebastopol in Sonoma County is a hotbed of anti-Smart Meter activism. With two new members of the city council now in office, the political landscape may have changed enough that the town may ban the PG&E meters on Tuesday. Officials say that since other towns in the area have enacted bans, they are less...
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Smart meter fight in NorCal about corporate control

By Alison Hawkes

The growing resistance to smart meters in Northern California communities and towns across the country “reflects the reality that green solutions often involve new technologies,” writes the New York Times. In the San Francisco Bay area the fight has turned into objections over “corporate control” over what opponents believe should be consumer choice. PG&E is...
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