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At the Supreme Court: A victory for clean energy

This month, Illinois consumers got good news: The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request to review appellate court decisions that upheld the right for states to advance clean energy goals through “zero-emission credit” (ZEC) programs in Illinois and New York. On Twitter, CUB called it an “important victory for cost-effective…...

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The day in the life of a CUB outreach staffer…

By Annabelle Roser As solar energy becomes more accessible to everyday consumers, the financial incentives of owning solar panels can be hard to pass up. The benefits of subsidizing or eliminating your energy bills through net-metering can be especially enticing to retirees or those on fixed incomes. Recently, I met…...

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lllinois’ Only Chance

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 2030. Under the plan, Illinois is required to cut emissions 31 percent. That won’t be easy, but we have a key tool to reach that goal: the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill.…...

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