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Fridges could be switched off without owner's consent to reduce strain on power stations
The London Telegraph ^ | April 28, 2013 | Melanie Hall

Posted on 05/06/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

White goods such as electric ovens would be affected by the proposals to fit all new appliances with sensors that could shut them down when the UK's generators struggle to meet demand for power.

The measures proposed by the UK’s National Grid, along with its counterparts in 34 European countries, to install the controversial devices are backed by one of the European Union's most influential energy bodies.

They are pushing for the move because green energy sources such as wind farms are less predictable than traditional power stations, increasing the risk of blackouts

The proposals are outlined in documents drawn up by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), and has been agreed by the EU-wide body of energy regulators.

The proposals were sent to the European Commission on March 27, and it is set to deliver its verdict on the proposals within three months, the Mail on Sunday reported....

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: agenda21; appliances; britain; energy; europe; govtcontrolledfridge; smartmeters; windpower

1 posted on 05/06/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hack for the devices will be available on the internet about 24 hours after the first one is delivered.

These people just don't learn.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/06/2013 5:53:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How ‘bout ya just produce more energy?


3 posted on 05/06/2013 5:54:25 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t foresee any complications ever arising from this power grab (unintended pun, actually). What could possibly go wrong?!


4 posted on 05/06/2013 5:55:16 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, destroy all of your nuclear plants and replace them with windmills. REALLY SMART THINKING.


5 posted on 05/06/2013 5:57:56 PM PDT by struggle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once LENR comes into its own, the power grid will be a source of storage for offsite generation.

http://lenr-canr.org/


6 posted on 05/06/2013 6:00:00 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the NHS can pick up the load for the increase in food poisoning cases because people are eating spoiled food. It’s a twofer!


7 posted on 05/06/2013 6:01:31 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We signed up to allow the power company here to close us down on bad days at the Legion Post.

We were having a party at the Post at 3 in the evening with if 95 outside when they shut off the power to the air conditioning.

Needless to say that won’t happen again.

By the way we lost the compressors in two of our air conditioners last year, Probably when they shut down the power coming in.


8 posted on 05/06/2013 6:04:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“They are pushing for the move because green energy sources such as wind farms are less predictable than traditional power stations, increasing the risk of blackouts.”

Some advancements, huh? Figure out ways to remotely shut down individual equipment. How about putting the effort into delivering power reliably?


9 posted on 05/06/2013 6:04:23 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the commies get to control the temperature of my beer, that’ll be the last straw...
10 posted on 05/06/2013 6:05:16 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Close all the coal-fired power plants in the name of carbon credits, then force the smelly peasants to do without electricity.

We should be able to wipe out millions of them that way.

11 posted on 05/06/2013 6:05:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Of course they do learn. Right after it’s too late, all theiir options have gone, and the ropes are everywhere.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 6:10:01 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And create a Black Market for older Appliances.


13 posted on 05/06/2013 6:13:48 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah who cares about wasted/spoiled food. we have green energy to support!


14 posted on 05/06/2013 6:15:39 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SandRat

We already have this at home on A/C it shuts off during peak depletion!
Installed by the power co!


15 posted on 05/06/2013 6:16:32 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
now, now, what's a few million euros worth of spoiled food every a few weeks during the summer compared to, to, compared to.... well what ever it's compared to
16 posted on 05/06/2013 6:19:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/chicken.wav


17 posted on 05/06/2013 6:20:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s what Liberals have in mind.


18 posted on 05/06/2013 6:29:46 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: varyouga

“If the commies get to control the temperature of my beer, that’ll be the last straw...”

You might not want to live over there...they drink their beer at ambient temp. Draft beer has some chill, but not cold like it is here...but they don’t drink the watered down Bud, Coors, Millers etc. Their beer has flavor, and does not need to be ‘iced’.


19 posted on 05/06/2013 6:32:59 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of the enviromental groups was pushing for government controlled thermostats.


20 posted on 05/06/2013 6:36:57 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spend Billions saving millions, but most will just plug their fridge in another socket...


21 posted on 05/06/2013 6:37:33 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I had a device at my home to shut off my AC compressor. It was only used once in the last seven years in SE Wisconsin. I’d get $5.00 a month credit on my bill. Utility just discontinued the program.


22 posted on 05/06/2013 6:41:16 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not enough electricity to go around because of all the immigrants they’re letting in.


23 posted on 05/06/2013 6:50:05 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just had the “energy saver” switch removed from my air conditioner unit. The switch gave my electric utility the ability to shut down my air conditioner’s condenser during peak load times in exchange for a paltry $2 per month credit on my bill. The switch was already on the air conditioner when I bought the house and was reinstalled when I replaced my air conditioner as my contractor said they could not remove it. This spring a new switch was installed without my written authorization or any advance notice. I filed a complaint with my state PUC and had the switch removed when my air conditioner condenser was disabled when I first tried it on an 86 degree day. My electric utility assured me the new switch would only be used during peak times, but when Obama already told us that we cannot be in control of our thermostats, I do not want anyone having the means to shut down my system without my authorization.


24 posted on 05/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

25 posted on 05/06/2013 7:07:30 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Conserev1

Easy to bypass, most are voluntary.


26 posted on 05/06/2013 7:15:22 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cluster.


27 posted on 05/06/2013 7:25:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or better yet, embrace capitalism and then you don’t have to share your food with bacteria.


28 posted on 05/06/2013 7:30:51 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: jughandle

YEa I’m a HVAC tech! lol!


29 posted on 05/06/2013 7:47:43 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

Is tough when there is a system prob and the unit is shut down from power plant. I as most techs remove that item from the sys when serviced!


30 posted on 05/06/2013 7:51:32 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: The Great RJ
I do not want anyone having the means to shut down my system without my authorization.

Free men can be so unreasonable. ;)

/johnny

31 posted on 05/06/2013 8:06:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mmmmmmm...power-failure ice cream...


32 posted on 05/06/2013 8:50:45 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Close all the coal-fired power plants in the name of carbon credits, then force the smelly peasants to do without electricity.

Why, just THINK of how lucky we all are...who would have thought we could be "living" history instead of just learning about it through tales passed down from our older relatives.

Bedbugs, formerly eradicated diseases...and now...lack of refrigeration. You know, indoor plumbing is REALLY becoming a problem...entirely too much water is being consumed...someone needs to do something!

33 posted on 05/06/2013 9:05:11 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

I know that but the greenies here in the USA are always contemplating making such devices mandatory. Hands off my beer...


34 posted on 05/07/2013 9:04:31 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

“Hands off my beer...”

And I agree with you...keep the EVIL Greenie Libtards out of all semblence of any effect on normal life. The Algores, the Pitas, and all the other EVIL LEFTISTS who are out to control our lives are shit and destined for the same purgatory as the Boston Bomer, clothed in his pigskin, full of pig fat and pig shit burial attire. May they all receive the multiplicity of virgin they deserve.


35 posted on 05/07/2013 7:50:20 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

Thats crazy talk...


36 posted on 05/09/2013 4:50:28 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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Post 128 of the Action Thread is a summary of the history of Agenda 21, “what they are doing”, “what to do about it” and a good bibliography for further reading.


37 posted on 05/12/2013 9:50:52 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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