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Hurricane Sandy and the Human Cost of Utility Deregulation

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The anniversary of Hurricane Sandy offers us an opportunity to start fixing the country's utility crisis. This will only happen, however, if Americans demands accountability from the large companies that too often are putting their own profits before the public good.

Joy Resmovits

More East Coast Power Outages To Come?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- ‪As the hard-hit Northeast struggles to clean up the damage from superstorm Sandy, utilities companies and meteorologists say a threaten...

Relying on Twitter During Hurricane #Sandy

Pietro Rea | Posted 01.03.2013 | Technology
Pietro Rea

After my New York City apartment lost power around 8 p.m., my smartphone's data plan suddenly became my only connection with the outside world. Tweets from the community are helpful to get a distributed feel of the situation but they have to be taken with a grain (a byte?) of salt.

Bianca Bosker

Behind @ConEdison: The 27 Year-Old Preventing Panic, One Tweet At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.