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Power companies and environmentalists in New Jersey have been debating whether trees should be trimmed for power lines or left alone. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Residents At Odds With Power Companies Over Rules For Tree Maintenance

The New Jersey Public Board of Utilities is holding meetings in Trenton between power companies and environmentalists because tree maintenance rules around power lines in the state will expire in less than a year.

04/01/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Announces New Microgrid System To Keep Power On In Storms

The microgrids – small versions of electricity systems that generate, distribute and regulate the flow of electricity – were among numerous recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from a committee looking into the impacts of lengthy power outages after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a freak snowstorm two months later.

07/24/2013

New Jersey Power

N.J. Residents Face Cold Nights With No Power, Fear What Another Storm May Bring

Many New Jersey residents faced yet another bone chilling night Monday as temperatures fell and power had yet to be restored to parts of the Garden State.

11/05/2012

East New York Gas Line

Patience Wears Thin For Some New York Area Residents As Power Returns For Others

More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience was wearing thin among those who have been without power for most of the week.

11/03/2012

Storm Damage In Closter, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

Closter, NJ Residents Blaming New York Utility For Power Woes

Some residents in Closter are accusing their power company of a snow job.

11/02/2011

A downed tree - Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)

Many Long Islanders Still In The Dark Days After Irene Passes

The Long Island Power Authority said they will now be calling customers to inform them when their power will return.

08/30/2011

Con-Ed employees (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Con Ed Power Demand Topples 2006 Record; Power Outages Continue

The sun may be down, but the heat is still on and it’s taking a toll on the power grid. It’s a problem that could last into the weekend.

07/22/2011

Light Switch (file / credit: clipart.com)

Connecticut Residents Get Break On Electricity Bills

Lower natural gas prices are helping to reduce electricity bills, and Connecticut consumers are getting another break.

07/21/2011

Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Solar Panels Suitable On 2/3 Of All NYC Rooftops

A new highly interactive map shows that two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels.

06/16/2011

Light Switch (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Residents Brace For Higher Electric Rates

Just as everyone is turning on their air conditioners comes word that natural gas prices may push up the wholesale cost of electricity by 22 percent.

06/01/2011

A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Woman Dies After Brooklyn Apartment Fire

Authorities said a 53-year-old woman whose Brooklyn apartment had no electricity was killed when a fire swept through her candlelit home.

05/20/2011

A dual-powered locomotive at Newark Penn Station, Wednesday, May 11, 2011. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

NJ Transit Unveils New Dual-Mode Locomotive

NJ Transit on Wednesday will unveil its first locomotive that can operate on diesel fuel and electricity. Spokesman Dan Stessel said it’s the first of its kind on any railroad in North America.

05/11/2011

Solar Panel (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Company To Invest Millions In Solar Panel Project

The clean energy division of New Jersey Resources was leasing 13 acres in Manalapan to build a “solar field” of ground-mounted, crystalline panels.

05/04/2011

LIPA Truck (file / credit: Long Island Power Authority)

Gov. Cuomo Calls For Audit Of Long Island Power Authority

Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on the state inspector to audit the Long Island Power Authority’s billing and delivery charges to make sure customers are not overpaying.

04/28/2011

Power Lines (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Rails Against Government’s Attempted ‘Power’ Play

In a stunning move, the federal government granted a windfall $1.5 billion increase to the companies that produce electricity, sending bills soaring for the next three summers.

04/01/2011