Monthly Archives: January 2015

PSC Opens Investigation Into Affordability of Gas and Electric Bills

Background AARP, the Utility Project, and other consumer groups have been sounding the alarm that despite some signs of an improved economy, New York’s utility customers have fallen far behind in payment of utility bills, large amounts of debt are owed to the major utilities by residential customers unable to afford bills, large amounts of Read more…

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Utility Project Announces its New Executive Director, Richard Berkley

The Public Utility Law Project of New York, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Richard Berkley to be its Executive Director.  He has a wealth of public interest service and experience in energy and telecommunications law, utility regulation, and legislative and regulatory policy. Richard A. Winsten, Chairman of the Utility Project’s Board of Read more…

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AARP and Utility Project Reply Comments in PSC Proceeding to Repurpose $925 Million/year Surcharges Urge More Attention to Affordability

AARP New York and the Utility Project filed reply comments recently in the New York PSC “Clean Energy Fund” proceeding.  The comments continue to express concern raised in our initial comments over reallocation of surcharge revenues, ordered to be collected by the PSC, which now generate $925 million/year beyond the cost of electric service of Read more…

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