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RG&E ready to implement rate hikes (access required)

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RG&E customers will pay more for their electric service beginning in October if a proposed rate settlement is approved by the Public Service Commission. The increase will be minimal for the final three months of 2020 and the first four ...

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UR and medical center furloughs to begin May 10

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Pandemic-related furloughs will begin as early as May 10 for employees at the University of Rochester, including the University of Rochester Medical Center.  In messages sent to the UR and hospital community Wednesday, university leaders said plans are being reviewed ...

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Utilities take steps related to coronavirus; consumer groups call for more

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Avangrid utility companies RG&E and NYSEG have announced several steps to help protect consumers and their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, such as suspending both inside meter readings and power shutoffs.  But Rochester-area consumer groups are saying more is needed.  ...

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New source of natural gas right under our noses on local farms (access required)

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For more than a decade, dairy farms in New York have been trying to manage their cow manure and save on their electric bills by employing anaerobic digesters. The digester siphons off the manure’s methane — a greenhouse gas — ...

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