NOTE: Illinois activist group Naperville Smart Meter Awareness appears in this documentary film. Congratulations to them all the great work that they do.
the Blaze –
Adverse health effects. Trespassing and privacy issues. Increasing costs on the consumers. A loss of control. Hacking potential.
The concerns about smart meter programs, which are rolling out in cities worldwide, are increasing, potentially refuting some of their purported benefits of efficiency, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and improved energy security.
Josh del Sol remembers when smart meters were being installed a couple years ago in British Columbia. Within a day of a meter being installed at a friend’s home, del Sol said she started experiencing symptoms.
“Rashes, nausea,” del Sol told TheBlaze in a phone interview. “I thought, I’ve got to find out what is going on.”
Del Sol began researching and thought he would launch a YouTube series detailing what he would find about smart meter programs. The more he looked into the controversial technology, which records a home’s energy use and wirelessly communicates it to the energy provider, the more he realized he had enough content for a full-fledged documentary.
This month, del Sol launched “Take Back Your Power,” a nearly two-hour feature detailing the range of issues people have experienced with the meters.