Monthly Archives: December 2013

Consumers lose in Con Ed rate freeze proposal

  Con Edison’s electricity rates will be frozen for two years and its gas rates will be frozen for three years under a proposed settlement filed Dec. 31 with the state Public Service Commission – a big win for the … Continue reading

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Con Ed rate case running late amid settlement talks

  Con Edison’s request for higher gas and electric rates is running behind schedule because of settlement talks between the company and the Public Service Commission. Normally the commission takes 11 months to decide utility rate cases. Since Con Ed … Continue reading

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Consumers buy unproven ESCO claims of cheap rates

  Energy service companies are on a roll in New York — even though the only thorough study ever done of their pricing shows they cost consumers a lot of money. The companies — known as ESCOs — have a … Continue reading

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You could look it up: Directory assistance on the decline

  Phone company directory assistance is going the way of person-to-person calls, party lines and rotary dials. Verizon reports that calls to its directory assistance service have plunged 97 percent in New York state since 2002, mostly because people prefer … Continue reading

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