Welcome to Stop Smart Meters! (UK)

Est. January 2012, Stop Smart Meters! (UK) is a grassroots campaign calling for an immediate halt and reversal of the UK's Smart Meter programme - a £12BN white elephant in the making that will empower Big Energy at great expense to consumers.

With the prospect of ever-higher bills via "smart" Time-of-Use (TOU) tariffs in store, the Smart Meter programme is taking some big risks with a variety of aspects of our lives and well-being. From the sobering implications of connecting our electricity, gas and water supplies to the Internet -- making domestic supplies available to hackers -- to documented, scientifically-validated health risks, gross privacy violations and a capability for energy firms to remotely control our appliances at will, the "Smart Grid" will come to be seen as a Trojan Horse of our time. The primary beneficiaries of Smart Meters will be Big Energy -- any promised consumer benefits will be short-lived, illusory or dramatically overshadowed by the enormous disadvantages.

We encourage everyone to exercise their human rights and refuse a Smart Meter when offered one. Remember, they are not mandatory - you are lawfully entitled to refuse them. If you would like to help other people do the same, please download and hand-out our leaflets to your neighbours and friends - it will make a huge difference in raising awareness about Smart Meter dangers within your community.

In February 2012, Stop Smart Meters! (UK) was invited to join the International EMF Alliance http://www.iemfa.org

"A survey by Toronto Hydro showed about 80 per cent of people using smart meters are seeing increases, not decreases on their bills... smart meters have been nothing but a tax machine to take more money out of people's pockets...[smart meters] won't mean lower electricity bills"
~ End smart meter hydro program: Ont. opposition' by The Canadian Press, 15 Sep 2010

The Global Smart Grid Map: some parties would like you to believe that this globally synchronised initiative is about more accurate billing.

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