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New York's Utilities Are Waging War On New York's Ratepayers...

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.30.2016 | New York
Joel Sucher

Con-Ed has recently filed for another increase that would boost electric rates by 9.5% and natural gas rates by 13.4%, making it more difficult to pay bills for those already struggling to stay afloat.

New York Raises the Bar on Rising Tides

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Rising tides cause billions of dollars in damage to electrical grids, water and gas pipelines, cell phone networks, railroads and subways lines -- in short, all the utilities and infrastructure that we depend on everyday. Businesses implode, cars corrode, tempers explode. Our economy grinds to a soggy, salty halt.

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Public officials and engineers have long warned about the dangers posed by the outdated, moldering pipelines that snake beneath the streets of major c...

Ceres' New Report Puts Spotlight on Inadequate Corporate Reporting on Climate-Related Risks

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

Ceres just released its new Cool Response report calling attention to the fact that, despite the SEC's guidance on climate-risk reporting in 2010, such reporting is still inadequate and the SEC has not followed up with enforcement.

Con Ed Pays Millions to Reserve Parking Spaces for Utility Trucks | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York

GREENWICH VILLAGE — Con Edison spends millions of dollars a year paying outsourced workers to stand on city streets to reserve parking spots whereve...

The Arab Oil Embargo, Sandy, and Adapting to New Realities

Clint Wilder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.

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...

'I Was Con Edison's First Female Line Constructor' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif'Men are still surprised that we can do the work too.'

Storm Knocks Out Power To 5,000

DNAinfo | Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — The savage rains and heavy wind that blasted the city early Thursday left 5,000 customers without power, according to Consolidated E...

Matt Sledge

Before Hurricane Sandy, No Advocate For New York's Utility Ratepayers | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched an investigation two weeks ago into utility companies' performance before and after Hurricane Sandy left millio...

Cuomo Pens Climate Change Op-Ed

Posted 11.15.2012 | New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, reacting to the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy, penned an op-ed in Thursday's Daily News calling for more prep...

Stages of Grief: Storm Edition

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

We now recognize obsession as one of the classic and final stages of grief (storm-wise) as we try to will the Con Edison trucks to head to our neighborhoods.

WATCH: When The Lights Came Back On In NYC

Posted 11.05.2012 | New York

Lower Manhattan gave an audible cheer Friday afternoon. After days of living in the dark, the power was back in the East Village, the LES, and Soho. ...

Timothy Stenovec

Brooklyn Residents: 'We Need Lights And Heat' | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Each day since the hurricane, Sebrina Singley has trudged up a dozen flights of stairs, carrying food and water to her 12th floor ap...

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...

Power Restoration: Why It Seems to Take So Long

Dr. Thomas D. Phelan | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York
Dr. Thomas D. Phelan

It's no simple matter to bring emergency personnel to restore the power. Unlike human services, such as sheltering and food service, utility restoration requires specially trained, highly skilled workers who must work in hazardous conditions.

Con Edison: Power May Not Be Restored Until Nov.10

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

Some New York residents without power might have to wait another week. Con Edison said it plans to restore power to the vast majority of affected c...

NYC Taxs Running Out Of Gas

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York

(Changes date to Nov 1) * More than half of all NYC, NJ service stations shut down * Wall Street banks in lower Manhatta...

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...

INFOGRAPHIC: New York City's Blackouts

Chris Spurlock | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

Nearly two days after Hurricane Sandy barreled down on the East Coast knocking down power lines and flooding residential streets, swaths of New York a...

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...

Con Ed: Lower Manhattan Faces Up To Four Days Without Power

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2012 | New York

* Around 25 percent of NYC customers without power * Some of city's toniest neighborhoods in the dark * Explosion at Con...

INFOGRAPHIC: Millions Without Power On East Coast

Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

If you live on the East Coast and haven't looked at a hurricane sandy power outage map, now might be a good time to do so. Hurricane Sandy power outag...

Republicans Reject Union Workers But Respect Union Refs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans' reaction to last week's Monday Night Football debacle was record-breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.

Low-Wage Earners Seek Respect and a Living Wage

Pearl Korn | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Could it be that they see the handwriting on the wall, that they, too, may one day become low-wage earners, as their bargaining rights and benefits are decimated across the country?