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Federal

Issues that affect Con Edison and its stakeholders at the federal level that the government relations team are currently engaged in or have recently followed...

State of the Union

In President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union (SOTU) address, he focused primarily on economic stability and America’s energy future.  He touted the positive turn the country has taken though reducing debt, increasing reliance on domestic energy resources and lowering unemployment.  The President also reiterated his commitment to act independently and take executive action to in order to move his priorities forward.  Read More

White House Cybersecurity Directive

On February 13, 2013, the White House unveiled President Obama’s Executive Order, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”. The Executive Order is designed to create a framework which encourages companies that own critical assets, such as power generation and distribution, to improve their security systems and procedures voluntarily. Read More

Sandy Aid Becomes Law

After a protracted battle over federal emergency assistance, legislation supporting victims of Superstorm Sandy was signed by the President on January 29th. The bill, H.R. 152, provides for $50.5 billion in Sandy-related aid. The money will be used for both immediate needs and long-term projects to mitigate impacts from future storms. In total, Congress has passed $60 billion in federal assistance for the region. Read More

American Taxpayer Relief Act

On January 1, Congress averted the so-called "fiscal cliff" by passing legislation to extend the majority of Bush-era tax cuts, delay automatic spending reductions for at least two months, and address a number of expiring tax and spending provisions. A summary of the bill as well as the full text are provided.  Read More

LIHEAP

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides federal funding to help low-income natural gas customers who struggle with home heating and cooling bills. For Fiscal Year 2011, Congress has funded the program at $4.7 billion. The House of Representatives recently voted to drastically cut the program and the Obama Administration has proposed that funding be reduced to $2.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2012. Based on the Administration’s proposal New York State would see a cut of roughly $200 million. Read More

Con Edison Smart Grid Initiatives

Smart grid combines various technologies that modernize the electric grid, including self-healing capabilities. It also allows for a two-way flow of energy and information between customers and utilities that would ultimately decrease energy consumption and cost to the ratepayers. Read More

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