Category Archives: municipalization

Op Ed: need for accountability and oversight involving lipa restructuring


LONG ISLAND COMMUNITY NEWS RELEASES    For Immediate Release: June 10, 2013    Op Ed: Need for Accountability and Oversight Involving LIPA Restructuring Long Island Press Releases — Assemblyman Hennessey on LIPA Restructuring: Oversight, Rates, PILOTS: (Long Island, NY) Govern

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Proposed Cuomo Bill on LIPA Will Increase Electric Rates


The proposed Cuomo bill on LIPA will without question increase electric rates and no absolute rate freeze is possible for any length of time. In fact if the IRS does not approve the proposed structure, rates could increase astronomically. Many of … Continue reading

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Transcript LIPA OVersight Committee Presentation to SUffolk County Legislature 2/27/2013


(*Excerpt ‑ Economic Development and Energy 2/27/13*) CHAIRMAN HORSLEY: All righty.  We will now move to talk to the Oversight Committee.  If I could ask the Oversight Committee to come on up.  Matt Cordero, Chairman.  The members are Shelly Sackstein, … Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo just show the rate payer the facts…


“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, in an appearance on Staten Island, reiterated that contrary to a 2010 report the state can privatize LIPA without hiking consumers’ electricity rates”…. How is this even possible???? why such a closely guarded secret ?…the only reason … Continue reading

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SPENDING AND GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY COMMISSION Report Released By Governor


The Sage Commission was formed to perform a comprehensive review of New York State government by offering recommendations of improving government efficiency. As part of the report a recommendation was put forward with regards to restructuring the Long Island Power … Continue reading

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For LIPA, superstorm battering continues, some pushing bankruptcy as best solution


As Published on http://www.platts.com Public relations fallout from Superstorm Sandy continues to batter the Long Island Power Authority, as one group pushes for its bankruptcy and another blames the utility for a fire that destroyed 130 homes. The Association for … Continue reading

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Three Reports One Unfavorable Outcome For Ratepayers…..Again?


The following was originally posted in November 2011. It now appears that everyone agrees the existing LIPA structure does not work and must be changed however more importantly the same mistake must not be made with privatization…the ratepayer can’t afford it…. The LIPA Board … Continue reading

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LIPA should not be privatized – how should its problems be corrected?


http://podcast.wor710.com/wor/3779010.mp3

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HOW TO FIX LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY


Crain’s Nov. 19 editorial, “Amateur hour at LIPA,” makes clear why fundamental change is needed at the utility, whose operational structure is unlike any in the country.Because LIPA has a staggering $11 billion in debt, some of it from the closure … Continue reading

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Full Sevice Municipalization Is The Best and Most Realistic Option for LIPA Reform


Most of the other 2000 public utilities in the US function with some form of regulatory oversight and are organized as full service municipal utilities not depending on outside contractors. Testament to the benefits of this are the competitive rates … Continue reading

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