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The Home of the Future is Spying on You

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

There's a neighborhood where the refrigerators tell stories. The roofs are paved in solar panels. The streets hum with electric cars. It's a kind of eco-paradise — and it could drive you nuts.

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WNYC News

Shifting Perceptions of Con Ed, Amid News of Bonuses for Execs

Friday, April 26, 2013

Con Edison dolled out $600,000 dollars in extra bonuses to several top executives for their "exemplary performance" in 2012. It was an extraordinary year for the utility: There were heat waves, and the powerful storm Sandy to contend with.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gov. Christie and the NJ Power Authority

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, joins to talk about his reporting on developments on the future of power companies in New Jersey and on the latest from the Governor's office.

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WNYC News

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.

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WNYC News

NY Commission Probing Sandy Holds Public Hearing

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The commission authorized by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate utility companies and how they dealt with Sandy has held its first public hearing.

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New Jersey News

Smart Grid, Meters, No Magic Bullet for Damage Done by Major Storms

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

In the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, some policymakers and legislators say the state needs to create a smarter power grid, making the system more resilient and quicker to recover from major storms.

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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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New Jersey News

Sandy Spurs New Look at Underground Power Lines, Grid Upgrade

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has prompted utility regulators to take a new look at measures New Jersey has shied away from in the past – including replacing some above-ground power lines with underground systems -- largely because of the huge price tag that likely would jack up electric rates for consumers.

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New Jersey News

Utilities Restore Power After Sandy, but Ratepayers Will Pick Up the Bill

Monday, November 05, 2012

When the state’s utilities are finished restoring power to millions of customers in the wake of Sandy, the final bill will be passed on to ratepayers, who already face more than a quarter of billion dollars in increases from last year's two powerful storms.

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New Jersey News

Dispatch | As Problems Mount, Mendham Residents Come Together

Friday, November 02, 2012

Several New Jersey communities are still struggling in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. Residents in some areas are banding together to help each other out, and solidifying a sense of community, as they struggle to return to normalcy.

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New Jersey News

Hurricane Sandy: Will the Utilities Do Any Better This Time?

Monday, October 29, 2012

With predictions of a potentially catastrophic storm hitting New Jersey, many residents probably will spend lot of time without any power this week.

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New Jersey News

Christie Admin Wants Tougher Penalties When Utilities Are Slow to Restore Service

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The state’s four electric utilities would face stiffer penalties if they fail to quickly implement restoration plans in the event of severe storms, according to a recommendation introduced by the Christie administration. The governor wants the Legislature to move rapidly on the proposal, enacting it into law this fall.

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