Woman sees 62 per cent jump in Hydro bill despite heat-friendly renos

Woman sees 62 per cent jump in Hydro bill despite heat-friendly renos

A Repentigny woman says she’s seen her monthly Hydro-Quebec bills jump 62 per cent since 2010 — thanks to the installation of a new smart meter.

Audrey Seidel bought her current home in 2008, and two years later, began to take advantage of the province’s ÉcoRénov program, which offers refundable tax credits for home renovations. She spent tens of thousands of dollars insulating her attic, changing her windows and doors, and retiling her roof — renovations Seidel believed would end up saving money on electricity.

Instead, her annual electricity bill shot up from $147 in 2010 to $299 in 2014 — including a jump of more than $100 in the past year alone.

Seidel blames the smart meter, which was installed last winter, and which she never asked for. “I never accepted it,” Seidel says. “They forced it on me. They installed it on a day I wasn’t there.”

And when she started getting her larger-than-usual bills that winter, she phoned Hydro to ask why, and was told her hefty bills had to do with the harsher-than-normal winter.

“My habits at home haven’t changed,” Seidel says.

For the moment, she plans on swapping the smart meter for her old conventional meter, in the hopes of cutting her power costs — and adds she would join a class-action lawsuit that a Montreal lawyer is rumored to be starting.


Pyramids of Waste: The Untold Story of Planned Obsolescence

Pyramids of Waste: The Untold Story of Planned Obsolescence


This superb documentary by Cosima Dannoritzer illustrates how many of the problems we face today are manufactured to line the pockets of corporations and keep us locked in a state of perpetual consumerism.   The makers have presented prima facie evidence of how product failure is purposefully “designed-in” to products, consuming vast amounts of resources and energy which, we are told, are now in short supply.   And what is the solution to this manufactured problem?

A ‘Smart’ Meter.  To reduce YOUR energy usage.  How do you like those apples?

If you ever wondered where the term “They don’t make ‘em like they used to” came from, here’s your answer.

If you haven’t done so already, please consider adding your voice to our Don’t Smart Meter Me! campaign.


See more at: http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/pyramids-of-waste-the-untold-story-of-planned-obsolescence/#sthash.OV2aOqzB.dpuf

Are 45 Million Americans Already Suffering the Effects of Wireless Radiation ?



Friday, January 9, 2015

WEEP News / Are 45 Million Americans Already Suffering the Effects of Wireless Radiation ? / HALT THE EMR NOISE / Cell phones cause cancer / Research About Cell Phone Use etc

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

9 January 2015

Are 45 Million Americans Already Suffering the Effects of Wireless Radiation ?

In the last edition of WEEP News I included this CBS story about tinnitus – More than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus

A WEEP reader who suffers badly from tinnitus and EMF sensitivity, sent me this comment – “Martin, this article is a sad joke and not helpful at all”.

The WEEP reader had missed the point of the article and it is very important that others realize the significance of this CBS news report.

While there may be a few million people who naturally suffer from tinnitus (5 million may be a generous guess).  There are very strong reasons to believe that the vast majority of those mentioned in the story (45 million plus) are actually suffering because they are hearing wireless radiation from a variety of different sources.

The ringing noise in the ears seems to be a hearing effect, but it could also involve a neurological or a central nervous system problem that is being caused by wireless radiation.  The important thing is that we can now point to a large percentage of the population, to show that wireless radiation is affecting their health.

When you add the 45 million tinnitus sufferers on to the millions who are suffering auto immune diseases, various cancers, headaches, depression etc, the signs are becoming much clearer.  Those signs indicate that wireless radiation is causing serious health effects to large numbers of the population.

It is a sad development, but it is what reputable scientists and EMF safety activists have been forecasting for years!

Martin Weatherall



I’ve started the petition “U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and President of the United States: “HALT THE EMR NOISE POLLUTION HARMING HUMANS AND WILDLIFE” and need your help to get it off the ground.