“…[B]y enabling two-way, real-time communications,smart meters can give customers the information they needto control their own energy use and reduce their electricity cost,” so said Jim Marston, a ‘smart meter’ supporter with the Environmental Defense Fund.  [CJF emphasis added]
That, obviously, is only one part of the serious issues regarding electromagnetic energy technology known as ‘Smart Meters’. So, if SMs can communicate information out of your house, what is it sending and to whom, especially if it’s transmitted via microwaves? Hopefully—or, is it only theory—that moment-by-moment surveillance data cannot be intercepted by anyone, including burglars or other identity thieving individuals. Regardless, there are serious doubts about that information’s security and risks. Moreover, there are dubious and rightful concerns that the information generated within every ‘smart-metered’-home is being sold to special interest commodity producers as ‘leads’ for their merchandising campaigns!
As far as enabling the reduction of electricity costs for consumers, everyone complains that since a ‘smart meter’ was placed on their house, their electric bills have DOUBLED! So much for transparency and truth-in-advertising! Remember when consumers were sold a bill of goods that nuclear-power-generated electricity would be so cheap, that it wouldn’t have to be metered? 
But, the most egregious of all problems with ‘smart meters’ is the apparent adverse health effects from the electromagnetic radiation they send into personal homes. That is a serious concern not only in the USA but in Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK, which makes one wonder or question if it’s related to the United Nations’ Agenda 21 or what’s called “one world government” and its surveillance techniques.
Rather interestingly and unapologetically, Jim Marston of the EDF said that the environmental benefits of the meters outweigh any such risk.  [CJF emphasis added] How callously outrageous! So, keeping that in mind, consumers have to know how to protect themselves, their children’s health, plus their homes, and that’s the reason for this article. It’s going to be a little long, but chock full of useful information. Have fun!