Utilities

This photo shows utility company National Grid signage at a Brooklyn location, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in New York.
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National Grid has asked New York regulators to increase their rates over the next two years. If approved, natural gas customers could see their bills go up by an average of $5.35 a month by August.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut, residents who are ratepayers at United Illuminating could expect to see a credit on their statement in August.

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The push to switch from fossil fuels to renewable forms of energy will mean a lot more demand for battery storage. It's just part of massive efforts to modernize the electric grid in New England and the nation to meet the challenge of climate change.

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State lawmakers from across Long Island say they want a fully public power authority. That could happen if a regional utility contract is terminated over fallout from Tropical Storm Isaias last summer.

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A judge has ordered the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to pay Suffolk County $70 million in back taxes. This is a momentary win for taxpayers and a setback for LIPA ratepayers.

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