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Statement by CUB Executive Director David Kolata on passage of SB 2814

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is pleased that the Illinois General Assembly has passed Senate Bill 2814, the Future Energy Jobs Bill, and that Gov. Bruce Rauner has now signed the legislation. This is a good day for Illinois electric customers because with this legislation the state’s biggest energy companies…...

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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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Take action to fight for energy efficiency

CUB’s working overtime in November, because we owe it to you to try to make history in Springfield. Here’s an update: This week, the General Assembly could vote on major energy legislation in the Veto Session. The legislation has historic energy efficiency standards to reduce electricity waste by more than 20% and spark at least…...

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Urgent: Call Springfield now

Some big energy lobbyists are invading Springfield to kill an energy efficiency plan that could lower our utility bills by at least $4 billion. Why? Because higher utility bills = big profits for them. But YOU can stop these big energy lobbyists if you make 3 calls TODAY! Please, call…...

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Tell legislators: Strong energy efficiency standards

Any day now, the Illinois General Assembly could be voting on major energy legislation. In Illinois we have a historic opportunity through this legislation to require utilities to dramatically expand their investments in energy efficiency, lowering our utility bills by at least $4 billion and helping to create tens of…...

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How low should you set your thermostat?

If you live in a household with multiple people, a couple degrees on the thermostat could spark the biggest arguments. So, let’s settle it once and for all: Where should you set your home’s temperature? The Department of Energy says setting your thermostat back 7-10 degrees from its normal setting for eight hours…...

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Prepare your home for the cold!

It may be hard to believe that winter is coming with balmy temperatures on the first day of fall, But now is the time to prepare your home for the cold months ahead. Make sure your windows and doors are properly prepared by: Inspecting cracked or broken glass, examining door frames…...

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Efficiency helps CUB winner cut power bills by $50

It’s been 40 years since Henry Kelso has won anything, which explains why he was shocked to learn he had won The CUB Voice Green Giveaway. The East Galesburg resident was randomly selected from 253 CUB members to win $100 and a solar cell phone charger in the watchdog group’s summer giveaway.…...

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