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Westchester Residents Face Higher Gas, Electric Bills

The utilities have not increased the costs. Rather, natural gas is a commodity and in this frigid winter, the wholesale price of natural gas has hit record levels.

02/26/2014

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Winter Utility Bills Soaring For Some Con Ed Customers

The unusually cold temperatures means some Con Ed customers are paying an average of 15 to 20 percent more this year than last to heat their homes and keep the lights on.

02/10/2014

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PSEG Customers Brace For High Surcharge Through March

The polar vortex is behind the jump in costs. The frigid temperatures have pumped up the price of natural gas that’s used to fuel power plants on Long Island, so those costs are being passed along to PSEG electric customers.

01/31/2014

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Natural Gas Prices Surge As Temperatures Plummet

Homeowners who use natural gas and electricity will see higher heating bills because they’ll use more fuel. But prices won’t rise dramatically because utilities buy only a small portion of the fuel at the elevated prices.

01/22/2014

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What’s Best For The Environment: Do This, Not That

When trying to determine what is best for the environment, there are several options we are faced with. Here are some helpful and simple pointers to lead a greener lifestyle.

12/09/2013

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New York State May Suspend Decision On Fracking Until 2015

The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to suspend until 2015 any action on allowing gas drilling using fracking.

03/06/2013

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Rising Gas Prices Becoming A New Year’s Trend

Gas prices have risen at the beginning of each year since the economic collapse – and 2013 is no exception, according to recent data.

02/01/2013

Individuals protesting fracking in New York - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Fracking By Narrow Margin

A poll suggests New York voter sentiment has shifted from support of shale gas drilling to opposition by a narrow margin.

01/17/2013

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Multi-Alarm Fire Contained At Hudson River Apartment Building

North Hudson Regional Fire Deputy Chief Charles Thomas says more than 100 firefighters are battling a fire at the Roc Harbour housing complex in North Bergen.

12/31/2012

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Gas Prices Dip Below $3 At Some New Jersey Stations

Oil analyst Tom Kloza said that, on balance, we’ll see better prices next year, but the days of $1.39 a gallon gas are gone.

12/13/2012

National Grid

Report: National Grid Slapped With Lawsuit By Workers Who Got No Overtime Pay

Power and natural gas supplier National Grid has been hit with another lawsuit, this time by its own workers who said they never received overtime pay for extra hours during Superstorm Sandy, according to a published report.

11/17/2012

Protesters voiced their opposition to a planned natural gas compression station in the Town of Minisink. (credit: CBS 2)

Orange County Residents Fight Against Natural Gas Compressor Station

Residents in the Orange County town of Minisink have been fighting hard to stop the construction of a natural gas compressor station.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

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Full New Jersey Assembly To Vote On Fracking Measure

A bill passed the Assembly Environment Committee that would limit the treatment, disposal, and storage of the waste water from the controversial procedure, WCBS 880′s Levon Putney.

06/15/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg: Time For Buildings To Convert To Cleaner Fuels

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that now is the perfect time for buildings to convert to cleaner heating fuels and the city wants to help them do it, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.

06/14/2012

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WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ – Episode 3: To Frack Or Not To Frack In New York

New York is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing in the Catskills. “Fracking” is a controversial method of drilling for natural gas beneath shale rock.

04/25/2012

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