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For Immediate Release: September 29, 2009
11:00 a.m.

CON EDISON EARNS NEWSWEEK "GREEN" HONORS

NEW YORK -- Con Edison has been cited in Newsweek magazine’s Green Rankings 2009 as one of the most environmentally friendly utility companies in the United States.  The news magazine praised Con Edison for its aggressive efforts to control electricity demand and its innovations with the electrical grid.

Among utilities, Con Edison received the fifth highest “environmental impact” score in the rankings compiled with the help of experts selected by Newsweek. The company received the sixth highest “green” score. The rankings are in the magazine’s Sept. 28 issue.

Con Edison’s environmental achievements are extensive and varied. This year the company met its goal of having 100 hybrid vehicles in its fleet, has been installing white roofs on its buildings to combat global warming, and recently began a smart grid pilot project in Queens to help customers use electricity more wisely.

Con Edison was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America. Innovest ranked Con Edison second in North America in the multi-utilities category for environmental and social performance. More recently, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranked Con Edison the No. 1 utility in a measurement of companies’ climate-change performance actions. Con Edison received dual seventh-place rankings in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index’s (CDLI) S&P 500-utility and global utility categories. 

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $14 billion in annual revenues and $34 billion in assets.  The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through its two regulated utility subsidiaries and its three competitive energy businesses.  For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Consolidated Edison, Inc.’s Web site at www.conedison.com.

The Power of Green site, www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen provides more than 100 energy-saving tips, news about the company’s environmental efforts, and links to information about renewable energy and green power. To learn more about going green, find us on Facebook at Power of Green.

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