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Three Buildings Collapse and 25 Injured in Suspected Gas Blast

Friday, March 27, 2015

Evidence suggests a gas explosion on Thursday caused a massive fire that destroyed three buildings in the East Village.

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It's Been Two Years, but We're not Prepared for Another Sandy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Con Edison says Lower Manhattan won't black out again, but the region hasn't built much of what it needs to be resilient.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Green Energy Options, Explained

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Last week, we talked about why many listeners saw their bills spike this winter. Gerald Norlander, executive director of New York's Utility Project, explains why other listeners didn't, and the options available for customers who want to shop around.

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WNYC News

Stray Voltage: No Shock This Time of Year

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Melting snow and salt are corroding electric cables, sometimes shocking people and their pets this time of year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Your Con Ed Bill Spiked This Month

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Some people's Con Ed bills are much higher than they were at this time last year - and (spoiler alert) it's related to the frigid temperatures.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Agrees to Freeze Rates—But Will Still Work on Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

After asking for a big rate hike to protect its infrastructure from storms, Con Edison has bowed to pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and agreed to a rate freeze.

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Commuters Try to Make the Best of Metro-North Problems

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Commuters faced another day of aggravation on Metro North Thursday following a loss of power for the trains, and it’s not yet clear when things might return to normal. Some train riders took things in stride, but that will likely become more difficult if the problems continue for weeks.

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WNYC News

Scientist Slams Con Ed Storm Plan

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Con Edison has submitted plans to state regulators to spend $1 billion reinforcing electrical infrastructure. But a noted scientist who studies the effects of climate change on infrastructure says the utility's proposals would leave New York exposed to future storms.

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WNYC News

Four Storms in Quick Succession Expose the Flaws in New York City’s Electrical System

Friday, January 11, 2013

One of the less visible affects of Hurricane Sandy was the mostly-below ground electric system that supplies the stock exchange, the subways, and countless businesses with power.

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WNYC News

Utilities Get Subpoenas Over Sandy Response In NY

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York's powerful Moreland Commission has issued subpoenas to utilities in its investigation of their response and recovery operations during Superstorm Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Experts, reporters and listeners weigh in on the damage from the storm.  Plus, live coverage of briefings from Gov. Christie, Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Cuomo.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Defends Tactics to State As Locked Out Workers Rally

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Consolidated Edison is defending the way it has handled the lock out of its 8,500 workers to a state regulator, as union workers from across the city rallied outside Con Ed’s headquarters.

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WNYC News

Con Ed, Union Resume Talks Amid Heat Wave

Monday, July 16, 2012

Talks between Consolidated Edison and its largest union resumed Monday as another heat wave hits New York City.

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WNYC News

Union Asks State to Step In, Force Con Ed to End Lock Out

Friday, July 13, 2012

As Consolidated Edison labor talks continue, the union that represents the utility’s locked out workers is asking a state agency to investigate the impact the lock out is having on services.

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As Con Ed Talks Continue, City Officials Voice Concern

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Consolidated Edison and the union representing about 8,500 of its workers said bargaining talks on a potential new contract would resume Thursday morning.

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Con Edison and Union Workers Make No Headway

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Consolidated Edison Inc. and the union representing its employees ended talks Tuesday with little indication that the two sides were any closer to a resolution. They are expected to resume talks Wednesday morning.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What the ConEd Lockout Means for Labor

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Susan Schurman, dean of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, discusses the ConEd lockout as it relates to the larger conversation about the role of labor unions and strategy.

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WNYC News

Con Edison, Union to Talk Again Tuesday

Monday, July 09, 2012

Consolidated Edison Inc. and the union representing its employees plan to resume negotiations on Tuesday afternoon.

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WNYC News

No Pay, Health Insurance for Locked Out Con Ed Workers

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Monday is the first day many Consolidated Edison workers will go without a paycheck. The approximately 8,000 splicers call center operators and grid designers have been locked out of their jobs since July 1, which means they will do without wages and health insurance until the two sides come to an agreement.

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Union, Con Ed End Talks, Agree to Meet Friday

Thursday, July 05, 2012

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It was a long day for New York utility Consolidated Edison and the union representing its employees, as the two sides engaged in talks until late into the night. It was the first time the two sides have talked since Sunday, when the contract expired and workers were locked out.

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