Author Archives: Jim Chilsen

About Jim Chilsen

Jim is director of communications for the Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

DIY: Window weatherization

Do your windows have drafts? Here’s one way to tackle the problem. You can buy a window insulation kit for $15 to $25 online or at your local hardware store. It should come with double-sided tape and plastic film for … Continue reading

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General Assembly passes historic energy efficiency standards

On the last day of the General Assembly’s veto session, legislators passed Senate Bill 2814, a measure that will spark lower utility bills by establishing historic energy efficiency standards for Illinois’ biggest electric utilities. On Thursday evening, the Illinois House … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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