In a precedent-setting decision, the New York State Public Service Commission unanimously approved a settlement on Feb. 20, 2014, requiring Con Edison to implement state-of-the-art measures to plan for and protect its electric, gas, and steam systems from the effects of climate change. Although issued in the context of Con Edison’s rate case, the commission’s order issued on Feb. 21, 2014, explicitly broadened the sweep of its order to address resiliency measures for all utilities in New York State.
Environmental Law | Law
Ethan Strell & Christine Fazio,
New York State Leading on Utility Climate Change Adaptation,
N.Y.L.J., February 27, 2014
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sabin_climate_change/143