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Chris Kirkham

Deadly New York Explosion Highlights Urgent Need To Fix City's Crumbling Gas Lines | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business

Public officials and engineers have long warned about the dangers posed by the outdated, moldering pipelines that snake beneath the streets of major c...

New York Utilities Now Required To Prep For Climate Change

Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: In a major settlement that could have far-reaching implications nationwide, New York's largest utility is now ...

Astoria Characters: The Guy Driving the '55 Chevy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.13.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's no seatbelt. Pete D'Andrea throws back his head and laughs. It's going to be a loud, rough ride. He can't wait to rev up the engine.

Power Players Slam Con Ed Bid For Rate Hikes

The New York World | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York

For the first time in three years, Consolidated Edison is asking the state Public Service Commission for permission to charge its 4.4 million customer...

The Monopolists in My Back Yard

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Mary Manning Cleveland

One would think New York City officials would at least require detailed safety studies before allowing the new 30-inch line. Nope!


AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The utility companies Consolidated Edison and Long Island Power Authority confirmed Wednesday they received subpoenas from the state a...

Matt Sledge

Andrew Cuomo Unleashes on Power Companies In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy, But Next Steps Unclear | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out on Monday at the utility companies who still have hundreds of thousands of customers without heat and light m...

Bianca Bosker

Behind @ConEdison: The 27 Year-Old Preventing Panic, One Tweet At A Time | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

On Saturday, 27-year-old Kate Frasca was manning Con Edison’s Twitter account, @ConEdison, responding to customers’ frustrations, questions, prais...

Are Thieves Dressing As Utility Workers And Robbing People?

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.02.2012 | Crime

Rumors are flying that thieves dressed as Con Edison workers are taking advantage of Hurricane Sandy victims and robbing people in several neighborhoo...

Hurricane Sandy's Severity - #5, #6 or #8

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 12.31.2012 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

We need a new indicator of likely flood damage, which would have to take into account the economic value of property in the track of the hurricane, the sea level of the land, and the size of the expected surge.

Here's Why It Takes So Long To Get The Lights Back On

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

Crashing at friend’s houses, blessing our gas stoves and plugging into trees, New Yorkers are all wondering -- why does it take the power so long to...

LOOK: Storm Offers Rare View Of Dark NYC Skyline

Posted 10.30.2012 | New York

More than 200,000 people in Manhattan were without power on Monday evening, leaving a significant portion of the borough below 39th Street in darkness...

WATCH: Massive Explosion Rocks Manhattan During Storm

Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

An explosion at a substation belonging to New York utility company Consolidated Edison (ConEd) rocked Manhattan's East Village at approximately 9 p.m....

Cuomo Announces Con Edison And Union Workers Strike Deal Ending Lockout

AP | FAY ABUELGASIM | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, fearing that a severe storm could wreak havoc with the city's power system, intervened in a labor dispute between ...

Progress? Con Edison And Union Workers Agree To Restart Talks

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 07.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York utility Consolidated Edison and the union representing its employees are scheduled to meet Thursday, potentially restarting stall...

Con Ed Union Workers Ask For Federal Help

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | New York

July 2 (Reuters) - New York City utility workers locked out by Consolidated Edison asked on Monday for federal mediators to step into labor talks, as...

NY Utility, Union Talks Collapse Amid Hot Weather

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Consolidated Edison closed walk-in centers, suspended meter readings and limited work on major construction projects in New York on S...

LOCKOUT: Con Ed Dismisses Over 8,000 Workers During Heat Wave

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2012 | New York

* Contract talks stall as deadline passes * ConEd tells union workers not to report Sunday * Heat wave expected to boost...

Man Steals Manhole Covers To Pay For Drugs

Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

A man was arrested on Wednesday for his connection to the disappearance of several manhole covers across the city, and confessed he stole the covers i...

Con Edison Charges New Yorkers More Than Double The National Average

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

As the country's most expensive city to live in, New Yorkers are accustomed to paying a bit extra, whether it be for luxury dog runs or high-end sushi...

I Remember Reading That My AC Thermostat Should Be Set to 60

Gernot Wagner | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

It's hard to take the train in New York without encountering a pop quiz about energy usage. The trouble with this sort of public advertising campaign? Presenting myths and facts often sows more confusion than it dispels.

New York Temperatures Could Hit 100 Degrees

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The East Coast roasted under an unrelenting sun Tuesday as record-setting temperatures soared past 100 from Virginia to Massachusetts...

Con Edison Can't Block Ground Zero Mosque | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- Con Edison said Monday that it cannot stop the planned 13-story mosque and community center from rising near Ground Zero, despite e...

Mayor Bloomberg Powers Up Powerhouse Project

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

Everyone knows there is a movement afoot to landmark the impressive IRT Powerhouse on West End Ave. in Manhattan and to convert the building into a cu...

Con Ed Blunders Led To Queens House Explosion | Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Con Edison workers stumbled and bumbled for more than an hour instead of evacuating a Queens house before it blew up in April, a new state report says...