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CUB Q&A with new Executive Director Sarah Moskowitz

After more than two decades of consumer advocacy work at CUB, Sarah Moskowitz has been named executive director of the utility watchdog group. Read our Q&A with Sarah.  Q: As you become executive director, what’s your vision for CUB? A: I want to continue the legacy of fighting for consumers…...

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A farewell message to Illinois consumers from David Kolata

I thank you for your interest in clean energy, consumer protections and lower utility bills—and I want to make sure you were notified of my big news: After 22 rewarding years at CUB—including nearly 18 as Executive Director—I am moving on to work in the clean energy industry. I make…...

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Longtime consumer advocate Sarah Moskowitz succeeds David Kolata as CUB Executive Director

Sarah Moskowitz, who during a two-decade career at the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has advocated for thousands of utility customers and pioneered the group’s nation-leading Outreach program, will now head Illinois’ top utility watchdog, succeeding David Kolata, who concludes an acclaimed 18-year tenure at the organization’s helm, the CUB Board…...

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Meet Eric DeBellis, CUB’s General Counsel leading the charge against rate hikes in 2023

It’s been quite a few months for CUB’s Eric DeBellis. Not only did he become a new dad, but he’s also challenging an unprecedented $2.9 billion in utility rate-hike requests as CUB’s new general counsel.  “The work we do at CUB matters because millions of Illinoisans pay utility companies billions of…...

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Memo from the General Counsel: CUB’s consumer battles

By Julie Soderna, CUB General Counsel Below is a rundown of key consumer battles in our caseload. In summary, we helped reduce utility rate hikes by a total of $85 million, and we helped negotiate $2 million in refunds and energy assistance from three alternative suppliers accused of violating state…...

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Meet Joe, CUB’s outreach coordinator

Joseph Giamberdino joined the team as CUB’s outreach coordinator in May 2020. Along with overseeing the planning and execution of events, Joe helps create promotional materials and conducts research for CUB. “Needless to say, beginning a new job during the pandemic was challenging,” Joe said. “But thanks to my colleagues,…...

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