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  • BGE Smart Meter fees amount to 'protection money' [Commentary]

    BGE Smart Meter fees amount to 'protection money' [Commentary]
    By now, many people are aware that in order to opt out of a smart meter installation, an upfront fee of $75 — payable in three installations starting July 2014 — and an additional $11 to $17 per month will need to be paid, as ordered by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC).
  • BGE: Smart meters are safe [Letter]

    BGE: Smart meters are safe [Letter]
    Since 2012, BGE has been upgrading its electric distribution system with technology that improves efficiency, reliability and safe operations for our 1.2 million customers. As BGE installs smart meters across our service area, we feel it is important...

    End the BGE protection racket [Letter]

    End the BGE protection racket [Letter]
    Jonathan Libber has hit the nail squarely upon its head ("BGE's 'protection money,'" May 19)! I am one of those who chose to opt out of this "gift" from the Maryland Public Service Commission. Allegedly, these "smart meters" will be a boon to the consumer...

    Winnetka considers fire sprinklers for all commercial buildings

    Winnetka considers fire sprinklers for all commercial buildings
    Winnetka officials are considering a proposal that would require all commercial buildings to be equipped with fire sprinklers within five years. The village passed an ordinance in 1977 requiring that sprinklers be installed in commercial buildings...

    Guarding against silent, deadly carbon monoxide

    Guarding against silent, deadly carbon monoxide
    Unlike smoke you can smell and flames you can see, carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that gives no hint of its lethal presence. It flows in the exhaust of water heaters, furnaces — anywhere there's a flame — and it can...