Smart Energy News at, 16 October 2010

While utilities are promoting how smart meter technology will reduce energy use, help the environment, and enable utilities to more quickly determine problems during power outages, some consumer advocates claim the technology poses health, privacy, and security risks. Despite no medical proof exists that exposure to radio frequencies from wireless network devices such as smart meters, some consumer advocates in Maine claim additional investigation is warranted. The concerns have been prompted by Central Maine Power Co., smart-meter rollout.

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