Power Outage

Transportation Nation

Power Outage Hobbles Metro-North's New Haven Line; Repair Could Take Weeks

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It could take weeks to restore the broken power equipment on the nation's busiest commuter rail line.

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Long Islanders Ask Commission to End LIPA

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Many Long Island residents and officials want the state to reform - possibly even get rid of - the Long Island Power Authority. They voiced their frustrations at a public hearing on Long Island Tuesday night.


New Jersey News

Trenton Zeroes In on Utilities

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A State Senate panel used a public hearing to press the state's power utilities on the long outages that followed the unprecedented damage wrought by Sandy. The state senators on the Budget and appropriations Committee also questioned them about a lack of communication between the utilities and local officials in the weeks that followed the unprecedented storm.


New Jersey News

Utility Regulator Weighs Options Post Sandy

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In the wake of Sandy's unprecedented, prolonged blackout, New Jersey's utility regulator plans to explore ways the state's power grid can be made less vulnerable to high winds and flooding.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Still Without Power

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Listeners: has your power been out since Saturday? Call in and tell us how you've been coping. Who do you blame, and how is your community working through this? 

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Struggling with Power Outage, NJ Couple Perishes in Fire

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A day after an elderly couple died in a blaze sparked by a kerosene lamp in their Teaneck, N.J., home that lost power, the close-knit northern New Jersey community mourned their loss and continued to improvise without heat or power following the nor’easter last weekend.



A Shore Thing: Salvaging Summer for NJ Businesses

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


With Hurricane Irene hitting so close to the end of summer, New Jersey towns with destroyed and damaged boardwalks, restaurants and other tourist attractions are concerned that travelers won't be coming out for Labor Day.


The Takeaway

US Business Reacts to Japan

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The crisis in Japan has finally hit home for stock markets around the world. Investors are concerned that electronics manufacturers, who import chips from Japan could be affected by lapses in the supply chain. Two of Japan's top companies, Honda and Toyota have halted production at their Japanese plants and Detroit is highly dependent on parts from Japan. At the same time, the disaster in Japan has raised questions about the energy industry here in the United States. 

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Power Back on at Newark Airport, Surrounding Areas

Monday, February 07, 2011

The power is back on at Newark Liberty International Airport after an equipment failure at a Northern New Jersey power station sparked an outage that left three terminals and parts of New Jersey in the dark, officials said.