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CUB sounds the alarm on ‘unprecedented rate-hike barrage’

In what will go down as one of the worst months ever for Illinois utility customers, five major utilities in January filed for a combined total of $2.9 billion in rate hikes, CUB, which is challenging the increases, said in a news release. The two electric rate-hike requests—from ComEd and…...

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CUB analysis connects high power bills to dependence on fossil fuels

In a nationwide analysis of 2020 and 2021 data reported by electric utilities, CUB found that the country’s most expensive power bills tend to be concentrated in states with the largest share of energy harnessed from coal, oil and natural gas. Consumers in the northeastern and southeastern regions of the…...

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Illinois’ Electric Vehicle Rebate Opens

Illinois is offering a rebate of up to $4,000 for approved electric vehicle purchases by Illinois residents. This is thanks to the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) that Illinois signed into law last Fall with the goal of reducing carbon emissions and help reach a goal of over 1…...

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Breaking: Major utilities extend moratorium on shut-offs

Major Illinois utilities have extended the moratorium on shut-offs for another month, until around September, according to a statement from state regulators. Ameren Illinois, Aqua Illinois, Consumer Gas, ComEd, Illinois American Water, Liberty, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas and Utility Services of Illinois are among the utilities with extended moratoriums…...

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[New Info] Picking ComEd Customer Pockets

UPDATE: Today, CUB’s lawyers are filing comments before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). We’re protesting a proposal that CUB Executive Director Dave Kolata told Crain’s Chicago Business could have “devastating consequences for Illinois consumers.” And we need your help! For months we’ve been warning that a plan to redesign the nation’s…...

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