Heard a report that there were people, not sure who they were, who were trying to steal gas and set up their own line. How stupid can you be? Still two people missing and the street is closed. Three of the four buildings involved collapsed and one is still closed by the FDNY. What a great bunch of guys, heroes. Also brave neighbors helped people out of their apts, down fire escapes. The Village is a mess with nearby businesses closed or nearly closed. Its going to take a long time to heal.
Thank you for the replies. Seems I irked someone. Wish well for those hurt by shrapnel in what can be a busy area. Glad it wasn't later in the day. Am not in NY-NJ currently, therefore not getting much news on this. Just happened to be watching ConEd stock this afternoon.
The Mayor and the Head of Con Ed are giving a news conference and according to them, Con Ed was called to the building at 2PM to inspect the site of an additional gas meter for a yet to be built new gas line but it did not pass inspection. But had there been a gas leak at that time, the inspectors should have smelled it and they did not. Presumably the contractors people were part of the 12 people injured in the blast. The police and fire department should get to the facts and release them as soon as possible.
Possible gas explosion and ConEd loses $500million in market value?
HFTs and Algos jump the gun on this one. Knowing the neighborhood, knew the buildings must be the old tenement style ones still existing near the East River. Gas explosion and it being NYC, there will be lawsuits- but $500Million off the stock in low volume in minutes seems a bit absurd.
Just this once, hope the HFTs an Algos get left trying to cover their shortsells.
There is still no mention of you looking for a job so you can move out of your sister's basement and start paying the taxes that you like to impose on productive people. You're lucky that you don't live in China because they don't put up with freeloaders like you. They would probably have you mixing the toxic chemicals used to make solar panels.
PPL, with 2014 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the US utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to 11 million customers in the US and UK. In June of 2014, PPL announced an agreement to combine its competitive generation business with the competitive generation business of Riverstone Holdings to form Talen Energy Corp, an independent power producer. Then PPL will spin off Talen Energy to shareholders soon, in the first half of 2015.
so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.
In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.
Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Now is the ideal time for a moocher like you to start looking for a job so you can start paying taxes and move out of your sister's basement. Look at it as an investment for your sister since you won't be eating her family's food and jacking up her electric bill by sitting in front of the computer all day. You will also be reducing the amount of fossil fuels used by your local utility to generate the excess electricity you use in her home. Good luck.
Sentiment: idle hands are the devil's workshop
Solar City has a lot of momentum alright...of the downward kind. You must have missed the part about the $402 million loss in 2014 compared to the $177 million loss in 2013. This pos is on a death spiral. This in spite of the fact that SCTY gets hefty subsidies of more than 30%.
Suppose your quote is $30,000 all-inclusive for a financed-to-own system
which is a ballpark-figure I've seen mentioned recently.
Further suppose your total annual electric bill last year was $3,000.
Thinking of it as an investment, you'd be earning 10%
assuming your bill would be negligible after installation.
The tax credit reduces your after-tax cost 30% to $21,000.
Seeing Home Depot's prices for Grape Solar, I reckon you might be able
to do the improvement using some of your own labor and self-financing
for less than $18,000 or about $12,000 after-tax.
Figure some reasonable depreciation.
Your home-solar investment could yield over 25%. Shop around!
Professional builders usually get 10% discounts from supply stores.
Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for outdoor home-improvements
in northern latitudes, so start planning soon.
Sentiment: Strong Sell