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“I’m tired of meetings. I want action.”: Virtual Lobby Day urges action on CEJA

More than 800 consumers from across the state gathered on Zoom today for a virtual lobby day in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), comprehensive energy legislation currently before the Illinois General Assembly.  During lobby days past, consumer and environmental advocates met up at the state capitol in…...

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Breaking Down Illinois’ Community Solar Offers

Illinois’ new community solar program allows electricity customers to enjoy the benefits of solar energy without installing panels on their own homes. Through community solar, you can purchase a portion of the electricity produced by a solar installation—called a community solar garden—and in return receive credits on your electric bill.…...

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Clean Energy Quiz winner announced

Congratulations to Chad of Bloomington for winning CUB’s Clean Energy Quiz Giveaway. He was randomly selected to win $100! Thank you to everyone who took our quiz. Here are the answers: 1. What type of energy is the cleanest energy?  A) Solar energy B) Natural gas C) Wind energy D)…...

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MC Squared: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This post is an evaluation of Chicago based MC Squared Energy Services (MC 2) community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar first.) How will signing up for the MC Squared community solar offer affect my electric bill? MC Squared…...

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Clearway: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This is an evaluation of Clearway’s community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar first.) How will signing up for the Clearway community solar offer affect my electric bill? Clearway will look at your energy usage history to determine…...

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Arcadia: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This is an evaluation of Arcadia’s community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar first.) How will signing up for the Arcadia community solar offer affect my electric bill? To participate in Arcadia’s offer, you must first connect your…...

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Nexamp: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This is an evaluation of Nexamp’s community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar first.) How will signing up for the Nexamp community solar offer affect my electric bill? Nexamp will look at your energy usage history to determine…...

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Common Energy: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This is an evaluation of Common Energy’s community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar first.) How will signing up for the Common Energy community solar offer affect my electric bill? To participate in Common Energy’s offer, you must…...

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Demand response: a win for you, the environment, and the grid

Demand response programs are opportunities for consumers to take an active role in lowering their electric bills, reducing stress on the electric grid, and cutting pollution. Sounds like a good deal. But what are “demand response” programs? At their core, all demand response programs incentivize consumers to shift their electricity…...

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Governor revives clean energy discussions with focus on accountability, affordability

Saying the “need for comprehensive energy reform in Illinois has never been greater,” Gov. J. B. Pritzker’s administration reopened discussions on legislation to protect Illinois consumers and move the state to 100% clean energy, giving hope to advocates who have urged passing legislation this year. (Send a message to the…...

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