Comcast Wants To Bundle In Electrical Service With Cable & Internet

Comcast Wants To Bundle In Electrical Service With Cable & Internet

Consumers may be thinking about ditching cable TV service in favor of online entertainment offerings, and many have already replaced home phone service with a wireless device, but one cord most of us can’t realistically cut is the power line. That’s why Comcast is looking into taking over customers’ electric bills. [More]

Electric Company Reimburses Woman $10,500 After Billing Her For Powering Nearby Streetlights For 25 Years

Electric Company Reimburses Woman $10,500 After Billing Her For Powering Nearby Streetlights For 25 Years

If you’ve ever wondered how much it might cost you to power the streetlights that go on every night near your home for say, 25 years, wonder no longer. One woman found out she’d been over-charged on her electric bill for a quarter century because the power company had her paying for the electricity used for nearby streetlights. She’s just gotten $10,500 back in her pocket. [More]

Taxpayers Stuck With Tab For Restaurant's Utilities Because City "Failed To Issue" Bills

Taxpayers Stuck With Tab For Restaurant's Utilities Because City "Failed To Issue" Bills

The taxpayers of Philadelphia have unwittingly spent hundreds of thousands of dollars paying the electric, gas, and water bills for a posh restaurant, all because the city says it simply goofed. But now that they know about it, the restaurant will be compelled to pay that money back, right? Not quite. [More]

California To Require More-Efficient Chargers For Mobile Devices

California To Require More-Efficient Chargers For Mobile Devices

In a move that will likely have a huge ripple effect in the mobile device accessory market nationwide, the California Energy Commission approved the nation’s first ever energy standards for the chargers you use to power up everything from your phone and tablet to your power drill. [More]

Beware These Household Energy-Saving Myths

Beware These Household Energy-Saving Myths

Want to make sure you’re getting the most from your home instead of draining it of valuable energy? Then make sure you’ve not fallen prey to a few common household energy-saving myths. [More]

Researcher: Wii Is The Most Power-Hungry Current Game Machine

Researcher: Wii Is The Most Power-Hungry Current Game Machine

When stacked up alongside the Xbox 360 and PS3, the Wii appears to be small and innocent, but a Carnegie Mellon PhD candidate’s research finds that the diminutive console is something of a power-hungry vampire compared to the current iterations of its competitors. [More]

ConEd To Raise Electric Rates 12.6% Over 3 Years

ConEd To Raise Electric Rates 12.6% Over 3 Years

As the slumbering economy forces more people to think of ways to save money, the basic costs of living continue to increase. Case in point: Con Edison is set to jack up rates for electricity to millions of customers in the New York City metro area. [More]

IDT Back In Brooklyn, Working Their Door To Door Scamming Magic

IDT Back In Brooklyn, Working Their Door To Door Scamming Magic

Just a quick heads up to everyone that IDT has nothing of value to offer you, so if someone claiming to be from IDT (or any other energy company that’s not the one you already buy energy from) comes to your door and asks to see your bill, give them a good how do you do and send them on their way. I’ve had IDT scammers hit my building twice in the past two weeks, and just now returned from throwing them out of the building a few minutes ago.