This week: B.C. Hydro’s big plan, the (estimated) billion dollar installation of so-called Smart Meters is underway, but not everyone thinks it’s so smart. The devices will eliminate the need for meter readers, and purportedly make your energy use more efficient. What could be wrong with that?
Well, despite the many meter readers who must pound the pavement for new work, people with electro-magnetic sensitivities, and those concerned about the proliferation of WiFi signals in our environment, say these machines pose a real health threat. There is also the little matter of privacy and security.
A few weeks ago, activists gathered at the B.C. Legislature buildings to voice their concerns about the Smart Meter plan.
Smart and less so schemes for B.C.’s electricity consumers in both segments today.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from the city’s streets and beyond.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com