The Wireless Cloud is an “energy monster” warming the world

The Wireless Cloud is an “energy monster” warming the world
    • 28 MAR 18

    The Wireless Cloud is an “energy monster” warming the world

    Following on from the previous message “How smartphones are heating up the planet” here is an old analysis from 2013 that also examines the energy usage of wireless technology. Their analysis apparently did not include an estimation of the additional future contribution of 5G, the Internet of Things and possibly the roll-out of smart meters. As such, it is a very conservative estimation. All heating up the planet to what end ? (next message)

    Titled The Power of Wireless Cloud,  it was prepared and published by The Centre for Energy-Efficient
    Telecommunications (CEET): Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs and University of Melbourne.

    Excerpts:

    The energy use of cloud services accessed via wireless networks is expected to grow up to 460% between 2012 and 2015, the equivalent of 4.9 million new cars on the roads. The analysis shows that wireless access networks (Wi-Fi and 4G LTE) will be responsible for 90% of that energy. Data centres, the focus of recent high-profile Greenpeace research, account for only 9%.

    The problem is that we’re all accessing cloud services – things like webmail, social networking and virtual applications – over wireless networks. It’s the modern way, but wireless is an energy monster; it’s just inherently inefficient.

    Access the full report here

    And from phys.org, 13 April 2013:

    (Phys.org) —Research from Australia delivers bracing facts about serious demands on power in the coming years. The researchers find that just pinning power-grid drains on the “cloud” is imprecise. The real problem is on the mobile cloud.The researchers zeroed in on energy consumption needed to support cloud services accessed by wireless networks. They found that wireless networking infrastructure worldwide accounts for significantly more power consumption than datacenters.

    “By 2015, the energy consumption of data centers will be a drop in the ocean compared to wireless networks in delivering cloud services,” said Dr Kerry Hinton, Deputy Director, CEET (stands for Center for Energy Efficient Telecommunications). CEET is behind the wake-up report, “The Power of Wireless Cloud.” According to CEET, that drop in the ocean is supported by research findings.Wireless networks will use about 90 percent of the energy needed to power the entire wireless cloud services ecosystem in 2015, in contrast with data centers, accounting for nine percent—or less.

    While research elsewhere has pointed to data centers as the culprit in threatening energy consumption, loyal users of services from Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, with their portable devices, are the real concern, driving a massive surge in energy consumption.

    “The problem is that we’re all accessing cloud services – things like webmail, social networking and virtual applications – over wireless networks,” said Hinton. “It’s the modern way but wireless is an energy monster, it’s just inherently inefficient.” A simple takeaway is that “Industry needs to focus on the real issues with wireless network technologies if it wants to solve this problem.” All aspects of the cloud ecosystem, according to the
    researchers, must be looked at, as well as data centers.

    “We often think of bandwidth as the barrier to the way online services evolve and improve,” said a CEET statement discussing the report, but the “very real message here is that the real bottleneck, looming sooner than we think, may be energy.”

    One of the more bracing factoids in the report compares wireless cloud energy consumption with putting new cars on the road. “Our energy calculations show that by 2015, wireless cloud will consume up to 43 TWh, compared to only 9.2 TWh in 2012, an increase of 460%. This is an increase in carbon footprint from 6 megatonnes of CO2 in 2012 to up to 30 megatonnes of CO2 in 2015, the equivalent of adding 4.9 million cars to the roads.”

    The goal of the report is not to suggest that everyone stop swiping and tapping on their smartscreens, however.

    “I think it’s unlikely people trade away the mobile convenience of these services,” said a CEET statement. The report is intended as a guide for finding real solutions. According to CEET, one solution might be to increase the way network resources are shared among users, “but more likely we’ll need a radical improvement in the efficiency of the technologies themselves and potentially a fundamental change to the way data is managed
    across the global network. These are the things we’re investigating at CEET.”

    CEET is a partnership between Alcatel-Lucent Australia, Bell Labs, the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian State Government. Their focus is on energy-efficient telecommunications.

 

 EMFacts Consultancy don@emfacts.com

South Carolina Woman Arrested for Refusing Smart Meter; Letter Urging State Attorney General to Intervene

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: E. Michelle Mancini • blufftonsc@icloud.com
Please email for phone number
Armed Officers Arrest and Jail Woman to Enforce “Smart” Meters
PALMETTO ELECTRIC GETS ARMED THUGS AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE TO FORCE THEIR POOR CHOICE OF METERS 
Bluffton, South Carolina, February 19, 2018 A Sheriff arrested and jailed a woman after she had a smart meter on her home changed to an analog meter due to health issues from the radiation. The arrest warrant for Elizabeth Michelle Mancini states that Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc., did not approve the meter, and could not read it.
Ms. Mancini, a Technical Writer with no criminal record, stated, “Palmetto did not, and could not rebut my affidavit of claims related to their having put an unsafe and invasive meter on my home. I didn’t violate any law because I was simply acting in self-defense against an unsafe and unlawful meter.” She said she had no intent to defraud the utility company, and that “Utilities have been able to read analog meters for over 70 years–a third grader can do it.”
Ms. Mancini began requesting Palmetto to remove their smart meter in 2015, to protect her health and her Fourth Amendment right to privacy in the home. Ms. Mancini described going through an administrative process, serving the CEO of the power company with a “Notice and Demand,” and a subsequent “Notice of Default,” prior to installing a safe, hardwired analog meter. She returned the smart meter, undamaged, to the CEO of Palmetto and included photos of all readings for meter reading purposes, and to show she was not attempting to defraud the company.
Armed officers came to her home and made the arrest.
“Most of us are being harmed by excessive radiation, but only a small percentage of the population are clinically sensitive to radio frequencies. There was no compelling public interest to strip search and shackle me, and there is no public benefit to my prosecution. These so-called smart meters are a profitable fraud. The crime is Palmetto’s gross negligence regarding the health effects from these meters and also the violation of our right to privacy within the home. They are simultaneously harming and spying on trusting, innocent customers under the guise of delivering the most basic human needs.”
Ms. Mancini made recordings of the police when they invaded her home, but law enforcement scrubbed the recordings.
“I hope my arrest will help lead to people joining together to refuse this technology. Easements are not open ended and do not include the forcing of a radiation emitting surveillance device,” she said. Ms. Mancini has requested a continuance of a hearing scheduled.
Letter to the Attorney General of South Carolina from We Are The Evidence https://wearetheevidence.org
Dear General Wilson,
Yesterday, on February 19th, a resident of SC, E. Michelle Mancini,  was arrested for refusing to have a wireless “smart” meter installed on her home. Ms. Mancini is suffering from Microwave Sickness – i.e. sickness from wireless radiation (just like I do).
 
Putting a wireless meter that emits non-stop pulsed microwave radiation on a home of a person with Microwave Sickness is like putting sugar in the water of a person with diabetes.
 
To the best of my legal understanding, forcing on Ms. Mancini a device that will cause her harm is criminal assault. 
I would like to receive General Wilson’s response to this arrest. 
 
I also would like to ask him to do the right thing and intervene and make sure that Ms. Mancini would not be forced to have a “smart” meter on her house and that no further action be taken against her. If anything, the executives of a company that is forcing a harmful device on people in their home should be the ones arrested and charged, not those who object to the assault
Please be aware that in more than half of the states in the US people are allowed to opt-out from having a “smart” meter on their home. Therefore, refusing to allow people to opt-out from the installation of a “smart” meter is also a violation of the Commerce Clause.
Please also inform General Wilson that the results of the biggest Federal study on wireless radiation were published this month and the study confirmed not only that this radiation causes cancer, but that it also breaks the DNA.  These findings are contrary to the long-held false belief that non-ionizing radiation cannot break  DNA. Thereby this study refutes the wireless industry’s stance, as well as the FCC’s stance, that there are no biological and health effects.
How is it that a company is allowed to force on a woman, in her home, a wireless meter that can break her DNA and cause cancer, especially when she is already sick from this radiation?
Following is the Press Release for this disturbing incident.
I look forward to receiving General Wilson’s response.
Thank you,
Dafna Tachover, Managing Director
Attorney (NY, Israel), MBA
Phone: (845) 377 0211

SC-Woman arrested over refusing so called smart meter on her home…..

Our kids are fighting for us, where we failed them!!!  We cannot fail them here!!!!

Join us in the fight to stop hazardous microwave radiation expose in our homes 24/7 from the so called smart grid.    We must also, support those like Michelle who have put themselves on the line for all of us………Sandaura

 

Palmetto Electric VP Files False Criminal Report Against Customer to Force Smart Meter Compliance

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Beaufort, SC – Wilson Saleeby, Vice President, Engineering and Operations at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc. filed a complaint with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, leading to a February 5, 2018 arrest of customer Elizabeth Michelle Mancini. The police report states the deputies responded “in reference to stolen property,” and lists as an additional offense, “Utilities/Altering, tampering, by passive utility meters.”

Mr. Saleeby used his home address and a non-office phone number with no established voice mailbox, to file the complaint.

Ms. Mancini had been communicating with Palmetto Electric for over two years to have her “smart” meter removed and replaced with an analog meter for reasons that included medical necessity. The meter was creating health issues including burning sensations, weight loss, and increased sensitivity to pulsed RF (radio frequency) radiation.

In 2016, knowing Palmetto Electric is part of an electric cooperative, Ms. Mancini communicated with Palmetto’s CEO Beryl Davis, Palmetto’s attorney Danny Henderson, and Mr. Saleeby, as to whether she could petition cooperative members to offer an opt-out provision. The attorney responded that Palmetto had no process, by petition or otherwise, to alter how Palmetto handles their integrated system of “smart” meters, and “no plans to change the present methodology.”

After making numerous calls, emails and getting nowhere, Ms. Mancini sent multiple legal notices via certified mail to Palmetto’s CEO and attorney. Her notices included an offer to report analog meter readings monthly so that Palmetto did not have to perform field service to do on-site visual readings. When Palmetto failed to rebut her allegations of unsafe metering, she hired a contractor to replace the “smart” meter with an analog meter. She safely shipped the two-way communication device via UPS to the CEO, receipt acknowledged, six days before the arrest.

On February 2, 2018, Ms. Mancini had a lengthy phone conversation with Beaufort County Sheriff, P.J. Tanner, while three armed officers were at her door. She explained that she was trying to protect her health and safety, had returned the meter with photos of readings, and that no electricity or property was stolen.

Then, on February 5, officers came back. Officer Garst told her an arrest warrant would be served at the jail, climbed over a gate, and put Ms. Mancini in cuffs. Listen here to the surviving portion of the arrest recording: vimeo.com/258606671.

Officer Garst ordered a physical search of Ms. Mancini, invaded her home, questioned her about being a member of a political group she had never heard of, and referred to her as “The Prisoner.” While in custody, the Beaufort County Detention Center continued Palmetto Electric’s assault on her health and person with a strip search, confinement with sick people, sleep deprivation, etc. Ms. Mancini is a Technical Writer who for years had a difficult to obtain, trusted citizen Secret security level clearance, issued by the federal government.

While jailed, a sheriff’s deputy escorted a Palmetto technician onto Ms. Mancini’s property to remove the analog meter. Ms. Mancini’s returned home to find a new “smart” meter, secured with three padlocks on the service box.

It is unknown what property was allegedly stolen, since the analog meter was recording usage. It simply wasn’t automatically communicating back and forth to Palmetto Electric thousands of times a month. Altering and/or tampering with an electric meter is a misdemeanor under SC statute SECTION 16-13-385, punishable by a fine of $500 or up to 30 days in jail. The next court date is scheduled for April 4, 2018.

Along with causing or increasing health problems, “smart” meters create “dirty” electricity on home wiring, and collect data on occupant activities without consent. The devices are also prone to catch fire, as evidenced in other states such as California that are experiencing problems and recalls.

Some countries, states, and localities have banned “smart” meters, or offered an opt-in or opt-out provision for those who do not want a microwave radiation-producing surveillance device on their property.

How can a Utility, supposedly created and existing to serve the public, use an armed police force to impose surveillance equipment and devices that cause harmful health effects upon its customers? If this can happen to a law abiding middle-aged woman for resisting a “smart” meter, what’s next?

Let’s stop this now. Get on board to help before they are at your door.

Contact: maryannewise@gmail.com

smartgridawareness.org/2017/02/25/smart-meters-profile-consumers/
(Dr. Dart) youtube.com/watch?v=aRn113m1Dkg
takebackyourpower.net
drdykema.com/smart_meter.php
stopsmartmeters.org/

Police in South Carolina Arrest Woman to Force Smart Meter in Blatant, Illegal Overreach

Police in South Carolina Arrest Woman to Force Smart Meter in Blatant, Illegal Overreach

Because utilities have no legal mandate to force smart meters on private property, the sheriff in this case is acting outside of the law, and must be held accountable. We must rally and support Michelle and all other victims of smart grid abuse– we stand in solidarity! Note that being arrested for refusing a smart meter is thankfully not (yet) the norm in the rest of the country.

Contact: E. Michelle Mancini • blufftonsc@icloud.com

Bluffton, South Carolina, February 19, 2018 A Sheriff arrested and jailed a woman after she had a smart meter on her home changed to an analog meter due to health issues from the radiation. The arrest warrant for Elizabeth Michelle Mancini states that Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc., did not approve the meter, and could not read it.

Ms. Mancini, a Technical Writer with no criminal record, stated, “Palmetto did not, and could not rebut my affidavit of claims related to their having put an unsafe and invasive meter on my home. I didn’t violate any law because I was simply acting in self-defense against an unlawful meter.” She said she had no intent to defraud the utility company, and that “Utilities have been able to read analog meters for over 70 years–a third grader can do it.”

Ms. Mancini began requesting Palmetto to remove their smart meter in 2015, to protect her health and her Fourth Amendment right to privacy in the home. Ms. Mancini described going through an administrative process, serving the CEO of the power company with a “Notice and Demand,” and a subsequent “Notice of Default,” prior to installing a safe, hardwired analog meter. She returned the smart meter, undamaged, to the CEO of Palmetto and included photos of all readings for meter reading purposes and to show she was not attempting to defraud the company. Armed officers came to her home and made the arrest.

“All of us are being harmed by excessive radiation, but only a small percentage of the population are clinically sensitive to radio frequencies. There was no compelling public interest to strip search and shackle me, and there is no public benefit to my prosecution. These so-called smart meters are a profitable fraud. The crime is Palmetto’s gross negligence regarding the health effects from these meters, and also the violation of our right to privacy within the home. They are simultaneously harming and spying on trusting, innocent customers under the guise of delivering the most basic human needs.

Ms. Mancini made recordings of the police when they invaded her home, but law enforcement scrubbed the recordings. (a partial recording is available below)

“I hope my arrest will help lead to people joining together to refuse this technology. Easements are not open ended and do not include the forcing of a radiation emitting surveillance device,” she said. Ms. Mancini has requested a

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