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Dolton's high electricity rates, and 3 questions you should ask about your own town's power deal

Dolton residents have been paying the highest electric rates in Illinois the last few months, thanks to the community’s “municipal aggregation” deal.

Aggregation–when local leaders negotiate power prices with alternative suppliers on behalf of a community’s residents–was once a sure bet. 278 more words


Leading the nation: CUB, EDF push for a smarter, cleaner power grid in Illinois

Part of CUB’s watchdog role is making sure Illinois’ two biggest utilities do the “smart grid” right. That’s why CUB and the Environmental Defense Fund have just made a major proposal before state regulators to make sure $3 billion in historic upgrades to the power grid work for consumers. 347 more words

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Update to Chicago Power Deal Calculator

CUB introduced the Chicago Power Deal Calculator in June to help you decide if the City’s deal with Integrys Energy Services was the right choice for you over the summer. 215 more words

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Safety Tips on Flooded Basements from ComEd

Friday, August 22, 2014


ComEd Offers Safety Tips on Flooded Basements

CHICAGO – August 22, 2014 – Storms bring a risk of basement flooding. 434 more words


Land of Lincoln leading the nation: An information bill of rights for smart meter customers

Illinois could become the first state to require electric utilities to give customers quick and easy access to their own energy-usage data, under a proposal… 317 more words


Exelon Still Pushing for Publicly Funded Bailout

As we said, despite Chris Crane’s claim that Exelon will not seek a bailout at the expense of Illinois taxpayers or ratepayers, that’s precisely what he’s doing.  1,219 more words


CUB, ABC 7 shine spotlight on a 'Major' problem

Check out Jason Knowles’ ABC 7 investigative piece on Major Energy, an alternative electric supplier with a track record that’s causing CUB concern.

Some of the most egregious complaints CUB has received about alternative suppliers have been connected to Major. 34 more words

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