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EPA ‘Smart Grid’ Connection Will Allow Power Company to Cut Off Your Fridge
Posted By admin On July 4, 2013 @ 5:22 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
CNS News 
July 4, 2013
At times of peak demand for electricity, do you want your refrigerator to run at the discretion of the power company?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised its Energy Star energy-efficiency requirements for residential refrigerators, and it is encouraging the inclusion of “connected” features that respond to utility signals to curb their energy consumption.
The EPA announced  the new requirements on June 27. Included is the optional “smart-grid” connection  for customers to electronically connect their refrigerator or freezer with a utility provider.
“The updated requirements raise the bar for energy efficiency in these products and, for the first time, encourage manufacturers of Energy Star appliances to include optional ‘connected’ features,” according to the EPA release.
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 CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/epa-encourages-utility-controlled-refrigerators
 announced: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0c0affede4f840bc8525781f00436213/3c73467ef759ea0a85257b9600732e67%21OpenDocument
 “smart-grid” connection: https://energystar.gov/products/specs/node/125
 U.S. to spend $3.9 billion on “smart” power grid: Chu: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-to-spend-39-billion-on-smart-power-grid-chu.html
 Hacking expert David Chalk says 100 percent certainty of catastrophic failure of smart energy grid within three years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hacking-expert-david-chalk-says-100-percent-certainty-of-catastrophic-failure-of-smart-energy-grid-within-three-years.html
 Biden tells Obama that 40 million U.S. homes will have smart meters by 2015: http://www.prisonplanet.com/biden-tells-obama-that-40-million-u-s-homes-will-have-smart-meters-by-2015.html
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