Get ready! Here come the energy police


Get ready! Here come the energy police:

“Google is developing an Internet-based power monitor designed to monitor energy usage inside homes. As a result, the meter will provide utilities and any government regulators access to data on a household’s energy footprint and carbon footprint, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.

‘Get ready,’ Corsi warned. ‘Here come the energy police.’”

Named the “Google PowerMeter,” the software is intended to measure the precise amount of energy a house consumes and provide an accounting that lists by household location and device that consumes the electricity.

“An easy next step would be for government regulators to demand more household energy efficiency or a reduction in carbon emissions,” Corsi wrote. “‘Energy offenders’ could be charged substantial fines, with the possibility that the truly recalcitrant could be deemed ‘energy criminals’ subject to severe consequences.”

He noted, “As always, government extermination of civil liberties first arrives with a helping hand.”

Google boasts its PowerMeter will make it possible for households to “make informed choices about electricity” by providing home energy consumers with detailed household “personal energy information” that will allow consumers to save up to 15 percent on their monthly energy bills.


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