Forcing America to Use Renewables

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The Obama administration wants an electric “smart meter” installed in every American home so it can be connected to energy from the sun or the wind. Then, despite the expense to you and to the government, we’ll all be ready for the renewable energy era Obama foresees with his unrealistic, glazed-eye view of the future.

That is the master plan. Although replacement of fossil fuels with renewables is about as possible as pigs taking flight, the plan has gradually been implemented since the start of Obama’s term in the Oval Office.

As recently as this June, the Department of Energy laid out a 63 page “enabling plan” which called again for producing 80 percent of our energy from “clean” energy sources by 2035 and putting one million electric cars on the road by 2015. Only 408 plug-in cars were running this January. Only 999,592 to go.

Back in January 2009, Obama had called for 40 million smart meters. Two-way connecting meters “will be installed in every home,” according to an article at the time in Cleantech News and Analysis. The smart grid will be expected, said the article, to pull energy from “green” energy projects such as solar panels and wind turbines on rooftops. Thus, Obama’s fantasy-world.

A smart meter is a digital device which can record the amount of electricity you use. It transmits this information (whether you like it or not) to your electric utility provider. The electric company can see when you use the most electricity. It can set rates accordingly and supposedly save energy and its costs as well.

On June 13, the Department of Energy excitedly announced that more than five million smart meters to date have been installed nationwide to modernize our electric grid. Only 109,825,400 more households to go. The smart meter money came from the so-called Recovery Act, better known as the “stimulus” package. That’s the approximately $800 billion package that failed to stimulate the economy.

“To compete in the global economy, we need a modern electricity grid,” declared Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “An upgrade electricity grid will give consumers choices and promote energy savings…and [above all] “foster the growth of renewable energy resources.”

Obama, this January, appointed General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt as his jobs czar. By pure coincidence, General Electric Corp. makes a variety of hardware and software for smart meters.

So, Immelt heads the Administration’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness while at the same time continuing to serve as GE’s top dog. And while the Administration prods businesses to create jobs at home, Immelt, since he took charge of GE in 2001,  has canned 34,000 workers in the U.S. while adding 25,000 GE jobs overseas, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Isn’t this solid proof he’s a guy we can count on to build jobs here in America?

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  • sedoanman

    Gotta stop that man before he stops us.

    • TomBenett


      Utilities and Health Departments based previous safety claims on World Health Organization (WHO).

      But June 2011, WHO says Wireless Smart Meter radiation is linked to CANCER (possible human carcinogen – same as Lead, DDT, etc), and that means it also damages bodies & brains (including children’s) in many ways, other than cancer.

      Video Interview: Nuclear Scientist, Daniel Hirsch, (5 minutes).

      Video Interview: Dr. Carpenter, New York Public Health Department, Dean of Public Health, (2 minutes).

      2-page Press Release:

  • tanstaafl

    Why does this administration always want to monitor what we are up to?

    • TomBenett


      1. The utility information generated by Wireless smart meters is NOT real-time and it is NOT formatted for customer use so it does NOT assist customers to use less energy or lower their utility bills. The information only assists the Utility Company to bill customers and shut off customer power remotely.

      2. In countries where Wireless smart meters are being installed, energy use is NOT decreasing, customer UTILITY BILLS ARE INCREASING, there are problems with SECURITY, HACKING, ELECTRICAL FIRES & ELECTRICAL INTERFERENCE.

      3. The Utility companies are salivating over eliminating the jobs of the full-time-with-benefit meter reader employees and replacing them with phone operators in India and the Philippines who read scripts to customers over the phone for $4 per day with-NO-Benefits. And the savings are NOT passed on to customers.

      4. Wireless smart meters are NOT mandated by the US Federal Energy Program, as California’s PG$E pretends.

      5. 42 Cities & Counties in California have taken positions AGAINST Wireless smart meters and 13 have passed Ordinances prohibiting Wireless meter installation.

      ALSO: every appliance has or will have its own electronic signature, so yes, Wireless smart meters will give your exact activity information to the utility company and the government will have access to every move you make in your home. Existing analog meters only provide total usage and therefore protect your privacy.

      High-tech home robbers (and HIGH-TECH CHILD MOLESTERS) will also hack this information and know exactly your habits and when you are not home (and WHEN YOUR CHILDREN ARE HOME).

    • CHARLEY 60

      Part of the patriot act. You have cameras showing your travel in car on the roads, foot travel on the street, who you call and from where, and on and on.You can't gather without them knowing it. It also says to have a civil demonstration by a crowd, not approved by a Government authority, is a act of terrorism and force can be used to stop it, and those involved prosecuted for trying to subvert the Government of the U.S. They need these laws to protect themselves in DC for what they have in store for us and now starting. The common man is screwed.

  • Raymond in DC

    "So, Immelt heads the Administration’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness while at the same time continuing to serve as GE’s top dog." The only kind of capitalism this government seems to like is of the "crony" variety.

    As to the smart meters, what's unacknowledged is that the more wired our infrastructure becomes, the more vulnerable it is to sabotage. The next time the lights go out it may not be a blown transformer or lines brought down in a storm, or even a militant in some third-world backwater, but rather some kid in his mother's basement tapping into his "smart meter".