I don't want to turn this into a CE thread, but Con Ed doesn't even own generation. If people want to complain they should complain about themselves. I am sure those thousands of people all went home, plugged their phones in and blasted their AC because it was humid all at the same time. Hmm, what does that do for carbon emissions? It all comes down to demand for energy, if you want more and more gadgets that energy has got to come from somewhere.