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CUB Action Center: Tell legislators to support SB 2814 – A bill that boosts money-saving energy efficiency

Reasons to Support Senate Bill 2814 SB 2814 WILL LOWER UTILITY BILLS This legislation will save consumers money.  That’s the bottom line.  CUB has combed through the bill and performed a meticulous analysis of every provision in the legislation.  When all of the costs and benefits are added up, we…...

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Announces Support of Amended Future Energy Jobs Bill

Environmental and consumer advocates, energy efficiency experts, faith leaders and clean energy businesses call for passage of amended energy bill, an important step forward to build jobs across Illinois, save customers money and act on climate. For Immediate Release, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 Representatives of Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC), a…...

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Breaking: CUB throws support behind Future Energy Jobs Bill

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition–including CUB, One Northside, and Illinois People’s Action–now supports Senate Bill 2814, the Future Energy Jobs Bill, after months of hard work improving the legislation. CUB is pleased with a provision in the bill that would push energy efficiency standards to historic levels in Illinois, helping…...

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Big ICC ruling for electric shoppers

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) took a big step in improving the power market, proposing new rules to protect consumers against misleading marketing. CUB and other consumer advocates applaud the new rules. For about two years, we have been calling for tougher rules to prevent misleading and confusing marketing by…...

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South suburban mom scores smart thermostat

Saving energy and money have always been top priorities for Anam El-Jabli and her family. But the purchase of a new air conditioner last year made it hard for them to afford other appliances. Then the stay-at-home mom read about CUB’s Smart Thermostat Giveaway in the group’s weekly e-newsletter. “I’m an active follower…...

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Q&A: The Attorney General’s Settlement with Ethical Electric

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has reached a settlement with a Washington, D.C.-based  alternative electricity supplier, Ethical Electric Inc., for misleading direct mail solicitations of its “green” offers. Under the settlement, Ethical, which has been a top source of consumer questions or complaints to CUB, promises to pay customers refunds.…...

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Fight for a $30 M Ameren rate cut

You may have heard that Ameren proposed a $14 million electric rate cut, to take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Now, CUB and other consumer advocates have analyzed Ameren’s filing—and we argue that the company owes you an even bigger decrease: $30 million. Here’s how you can help us in…...

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Folks, we have a winner…

Cue the drum roll: We’re pleased to announce that Donna H. is the lucky winner of CUB’s “Biggest Energy Hog” summer quick poll! The Chicago-resident beat out more than 2,350 other hopefuls to snag CUB’s top prize—$100 off her power bill and two super-efficient light bulbs. Her name was randomly…...

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Midnight deadline: Last call to take quick poll

Memorial Day weekend is over but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Take our summer quick poll before midnight tonight, and you could walk away $100 richer! Entering the quick poll is simple. All you have to do is vote for the biggest energy hog in your house,…...

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Free energy-saving products!

Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas and ComEd have all partnered to bring homeowners free and discounted energy-saving products to reduce their home’s energy and water use. Participants will receive a free personalized home energy assessment along with the installation of discounted energy-saving products: Programmable thermostat WaterSense® certified showerheads Pipe insulation Smart…...

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