Climate Experts Warn Con Ed To Consider Long-Term Threats

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Climate change legal experts at Columbia University warned in a filing published Tuesday that Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc.'s $1 billion plan to invest in post-Sandy "electric system storm hardening" focuses too much on weather events and not enough on global warming.

The Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School's filing comes as New York's largest utility seeks leave from the state's Public Service Commission to increase its electric, gas and steam service rates in part to invest in system reliability.

"These planning efforts...
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