|Smart Meters in communities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: ehrbar (ehrbargreenhouse.economics.utah.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:59:18 -0700 (PDT)|
Dear Valerie, you write > The biological risk aspect is missing from your analysis. I appreciate your sensibilities but they are out of proportion. We are in a battle. Our enemies are those trying to continue the fossil-fuel status quo as long as possible (because there is so much money in it), despite the almost-certainty that this will be the end of human civilization. One of their tactics is to beat us with our own weapons. Those who say that transmission lines cut through habitats, windmills kill bats, or the smart grid emits microwave radiation, are not interested in habitats or bats or the brains of our children, they are interested in stopping the opposition to their poisoning us and destroying a livable climate with coal and nuclear. Let's not be confused by this. Despite the negative impact of transmission lines, windmills, and the smart grid, we do need them. The negative impacts of not having them is much much worse than the negative impacts of having them. Regarding the smart grid, by the way, it is not set in stone that the information has to be transmitted wirelessly. Why not transmit it on the same wires which transmit electricity? It is cheapest to do it wirelessly because the wireless technology has already been developed for other purposes, but to me a low bandwidth signal on the wires themselves seems the way to go. They never talk about that, because this would require them to redesign every switch and transformer etc., and the smart grid is already expensive enough without this. They will do this only if we demand it. Hans
Re: Smart Meters in communities Valerie McIntyre, July 9 2011
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