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Q&A: Landmark clean energy legislation paying off with about $1B in monthly credits on ComEd bills (winter update)

What happened?  While ComEd’s electricity price has been elevated since June 1, the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), historic clean energy legislation that Illinois adopted last year, is paying off for ComEd customers in the form of a monthly credit estimated to average about $18-$20 on electricity bills. CUB…...

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Q&A: Electricity Price Spike in Central and Southern Illinois

What’s happening to Ameren customers?   Since June 1, the price for electricity has more than doubled for Ameren customers across Central and Southern Illinois, and that’s expected to cost customers hundreds of dollars in higher power bills over the next year. What is Ameren’s electricity price? As of Oct. 1,…...

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Winter heating season is here, and so are painfully high October gas prices

We’re officially at the start of  the heating season and we’re looking at a painful winter. One report estimates a 17 percent jump in heating costs this winter, and another says 1 in 6 Americans are already struggling to keep up with their utility bills.  About 80 percent of Illinois…...

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October ‘jam-packed’ with money-saving CUB events

It’s officially winter heating season and the best time to prepare your home for cold weather is now. Below you will find a jam-packed schedule of free CUB events this month that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line. We hope to see you!…...

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Warning: Two new scams targeting Illinois consumers

At a time of high energy prices, fraudsters will take advantage of the situation to try to get more of your money. Be on the lookout for these two new scams. Ameren Illinois officials are warning customers of a recent phone scam in Central and Southern Illinois. The utility reports…...

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Illinois solar energy is spreading thanks to group buy programs

Thanks to the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act, we’re in an exciting time for solar energy in Illinois. With our partner the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the Grow Solar group buy program is helping property owners across Illinois take the first steps toward lower…...

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Attorney General Raoul urges Commerce Commission to order Commonwealth Edison pay customers larger refunds

News Release from Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Sept. 20, 2022 – Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with the city of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), filed an application for rehearing requesting the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) revisit its Aug. 17 decision ordering Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) to refund $38…...

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With high gas prices steady, all signs point to another costly winter

CUB urges Illinois utility customers to brace themselves for another costly winter heating season. About 80 percent of Illinois homes heat with natural gas, and last winter was their most expensive since 2008-09, with many customers paying hundreds of dollars more to heat their homes. Natural gas prices have doubled…...

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Upcoming CUB events in September 2022

As we get closer to the winter heating season, it’s time to start thinking of cooler weather and preparing your home for it. Below you will find a jam-packed schedule of free CUB events this month that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line.…...

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Here’s what Illinois consumers need to know about Inflation Reduction Act clean energy benefits

Now that the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has been signed into law, many consumers are wondering how they can benefit from the money-saving, clean energy provisions in the bill. The IRA represents much needed relief at a time when 1 in 6 homes in America are behind on their…...

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