Energy and Climate Change CommitteeWritten evidence submitted by Alix Longman (SMR87)

In 2012 I contacted my energy supplier to state I did not want a smart meter installed due to already suffering from electromagnetic sensitivity. I was assured by British Gas that the UK was NOT going to make smart meters mandatory, yet now I read the opposite is planned without consultation nor permission from the public that Smart Meter rollout is to go ahead.

The effects of Smart Meters on human health is already well documented as nothing short of deleterious in the USA and Australia. 5,000 studies can be viewed here to support this fact—

The evidence can also be fully reviewed here—

There is no “independent-of-corporate-interest” evidence of cost savings of smart meters to the consumer.

Smart Meter technology also violates privacy via monitoring individual usage of appliances—this is in short in-house surveillance and I do not give my consent for this.

It is simply irresponsible and duplicitous for the current unelected government to rubber-stamp this further corporate takeover of our energy supply. As paid public servants sworn to serve the public welfare over corporate interests, all those involved with proceeding with this proposed action will be deemed as complicit in the crime of doing harm under Common Law.

February 2013

Prepared 26th July 2013