Author Archives: Matt Kulling

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Move to Miami? Here’s what you do to battle the cold!

We were overwhelmed with responses to our October poll asking people to share their best winter efficiency tip. We randomly selected one respondent–Jack, from Evanston–to win $100. His tip turned out to be one of the most unique out of the … Continue reading

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CUB changes logo to red and blue for big World Series weekend

In honor of this historic World Series weekend at Wrigley Field, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is changing its logo colors to the Chicago Cubs’ red and blue.  Since these are the first World Series games played at the Friendly … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New report: Midwest natural gas bills could go up by 30%

Natural gas customers in the Midwest can expect to spend more to heat their homes this winter, but their bills should still be comparable to or lower than most winters this past decade, according to a new federal report . Gas customers … Continue reading

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Give us your best winter efficiency tips, you could win $100

As we pull out our winter jackets from storage and hunker down for the (hopefully  short) winter, CUB wants to receive your best cold-weather energy efficiency tip. We want to hear hear from the real experts on Illinois winters: utility customers … Continue reading

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