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David Kolata

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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CUB sounds the alarm on $864 million in higher power bills

CUB Executive Director David Kolata talks to 103.5 KISS FM about CUB, our 35th anniversary, and an upcoming Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling that threatens northern Illinois consumers with up to $864 million a year in higher power bills. Listen to the interview, and read our Q&A about the…...

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March update: A message from CUB Executive Director David Kolata

We’re tackling big problems, and it’s easy to get discouraged. But I want you to know your support and activism are making a difference in this world. Thank you! More people are hearing our message. Over the last month, we’ve sent about 5,000 emails to the General Assembly. You’ve fought…...

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My Electric Vehicle Acid Test

for Medium.com by David Kolata, CUB’s Executive Director I could say I’m pumped — but that’s not quite right, given that I’ve bypassed the gas station. Maybe ‘juiced’ is a better way to describe how I feel about my first electric vehicle (“EV”), a 2018 Chevy Bolt. The new 2018 Chevy Bolt and…...

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From the Desk of David Kolata: CUB Executive Director’s New Year Report

This report is a thanks and tribute to CUB’s supporters. You are working for a better Illinois, and I’m grateful to you. I know it’s easy to get discouraged these days, but remember that you are part of an Illinois success story. Together, here’s what we accomplished in 2017: Legal/Policy:…...

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