Monthly Archives: August 2013

Con Ed wants to share big tax refund with customers

  Con Edison customers will catch a big tax break in the coming months.¬†The company has won a years-long property tax battle with New York City that could put $85 million in electric ratepayers’ pockets, a sum that works out … Continue reading

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State utility watchers propose lower Con Ed gas, electric rates

  Update, Oct. 8, 2013: This story in The Wall Street Journal contains more up-to-date information and data on the rate case, including better numbers on Con Ed’s gas prices for home heating. Albany utility bureaucrats are swinging an axe … Continue reading

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State comptroller report shows hidden electric bill costs

It’s no shock that a state report issued today found the New York Power Authority, which operates electric generators and transmission lines across the state, is not run as efficiently as ratepayers might like. For one thing, 35 percent of … Continue reading

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Big fat summertime Con Ed bills

  You saw this one coming from a long way off, shimmering in July’s sweltering sun.¬†Except it’s not a dreamy mirage — it’s a nightmarish Con Ed bill, bloated by the air conditioning you used to beat last month’s scorching … Continue reading

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Are NY utility customers willing to pay for Indian Point’s shutdown?

  In September, the federal government is supposed to decide on renewing the license of one of Indian Point’s twin nukes. The long-anticipated decision will make headlines, but the reality is that the battle over the plants’ operation has already … Continue reading

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