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Hurricane Sandy Power Outages

Resilient Power -- A New Business Case for Clean Energy

Lewis Milford | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

You don't have to be an environmentalist to buy or invest in clean energy. You should do that if you simply want to keep your lights on during the next storm.

Matt Sledge

Facing Snowstorm, National Grid President Reassures: 'The Damage Has Been Repaired' | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Political leaders and utility companies in New York City prepared for a nasty winter snowstorm Friday afternoon that could knock out power...

PHOTOS: 'Ghosts In The Village'

Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

It's been well over a month since power was restored to Greenwich Village, and life there has returned basically back to normal. The memory remains, h...

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...

Sandy: An Eye-Opener for the Power Grid

Daniel McGahn | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology
Daniel McGahn

The absolute paralysis that our economy and our country experiences during these prolonged and widespread outages exposes an extreme vulnerability.

Long Island Power Authority Sends Customers Bills Despite Weeks Spent Without Power

Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers in some of Hurricane Sandy's hardest hit areas were frustrated to receive normal electric bills this cycl...

Matt Sledge

LIPA In The Spotlight As Cuomo, Schneiderman Launch Investigations | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that he is creating a commission with subpoena powers to investigate the performance of th...

Utility Worker Allegedly Fixed Ex-Wife's Power While Leaving Other Houses Dark

Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Apparently it pays to have friends working in powerful places. A PSE&G worker allegedly restored electricity to his ex-wife’s house in Manville, ...

Joe Van Brussel

Sandy's Hard Hit In Connecticut Highlights Utility Lapses | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Five days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into his neighborhood, Ned Paul sifted through wet piles of garbage on his front lawn. On ...

Hurricane Sandy Power Restoration: The Last 60 Feet

Dr. Thomas D. Phelan | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Dr. Thomas D. Phelan

Why are some people still without power? The power grid consists of the transmission lines, distribution lines, and the last few feet from the pole to your home or business. Where this cable reaches your home is the separation point of utility responsibility and customer responsibility.

Matt Sledge

Lights Out, Long Island: Nor'easter Worsens Power Outage Woes | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

EAST HILLS, N.Y. -- A nor'easter's wind, snow and rain swept through Long Island, N.Y., with pitiless severity on Wednesday night, plunging an additio...


Anna Maslakovic | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Anna Maslakovic

The day after hurricane Sandy broke trees around our house, I woke at dawn and realized that the deafening wind had lessened. I thought I wanted nothing more in life. I was wrong.

Hurricane, Followed By Nor'easter: Should You Invest In A Whole House Generator?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty

The brutal force of Hurricane Sandy killed more than 100 people in 10 states, canceled nearly 20,000 flights, caused an estimated $50 billion in damag...

Joy Resmovits

More East Coast Power Outages To Come? | 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...

Lessons Learned From Hurricane Sandy and How We Need to Apply Them Everyday

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 01.06.2013 | New York
Ronnie Cameron

Hurricane Sandy has caused mass devastation and has ruined the lives of many. People have died and homes have been destroyed. We have a chance to rebuild ourselves literally and metaphorically. Hopefully we will take that chance.

To Have or Have Not

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jill Rachel Jacobs

While I have always subscribed to the adage that everything happens for a reason, post-Sandy, I am resigned to the sad reality of just how arbitrary and cruel fate can sometimes be.

Matt Sledge

1.3 Million Still Without Power As Nor'easter Approaches | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Nearly a full week after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, more than 1.3 million electricity customers from West Virgina to Connecticut are s...

Displaced by Sandy? Don't Wear out Your Welcome

Eleanore S. Wells | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Eleanore S. Wells

For those of you who have been inconvenienced by Hurricane Sandy -- that mean ole broad -- I'm going to share what I've learned about being a good guest so that I (and you) will be invited back, perhaps under better circumstances:

How Hurricane Sandy Turned Me Into A Raving Lunatic

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

I had fabulous plans for my birthday, of course, in the frivolous recesses of my pre-50 mind. I imagined champagne flowing throughout the weekend, lots of gushy cards, a sendoff to end all sendoffs into my next decade of self-discovery. Instead, my husband and I are fighting over why we’re suddenly out of firewood.

Power Outage in Lower Manhattan Causes Car Accident

Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

Though power has been restored in some areas of New York City, as of late afternoon on Friday, there are still sections that are left in the dark. ...

Anger Grows Over Sandy Recovery Efforts

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green

NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Frustration grew for superstorm Sandy's victims in the U.S. Northeast on Friday, many of whom were left with no power, n...

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.

Hiding From Hell And Living In The Dark

Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York
Kia Makarechi

And so maybe our small, local nightmare -- one that at every moment has paled drastically in comparison with the real life suffering many of our less fortunate neighbors are experiencing -- is ending soon. Perhaps we'll remember this week, like most, in moments.

Anger Mounts Over Gas Shortages, Power Outages Post-Sandy

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Four days after superstorm Sandy smashed into the U.S. Northeast, rescuers on Friday were still discovering the extent o...

Matt Sledge

Hurricane Sandy Could Affect Popular Vote In Worst-Case Scenario | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It sounds like a Halloween nightmare: after a major storm, wide swaths of the country are without power going into Election Day. Electroni...