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CUB Promises To Fight Potential ComEd Rate Hike

(CBS) — ComEd is asking for another rate hike, but the Citizens Utility Board says it will fight it every step of the way.

ComEd says the money would help pay for its massive overhaul of the electrical grid. 108 more words


ComEd Letters Create Confusion For Northwest Suburban Residents

(CBS) – Tens of thousands of northwest suburban residents who have been part of a program to shop around for the best electric rates were left confused after receiving letters telling them they were being switched back to ComEd. 112 more words


You’ll need an aspirin for these headaches

At CUB, we couldn’t do the work we do—saving individual  consumers hundreds of dollars on their utility bills, advocating for consumer protections in Springfield, and fighting rate-hike hungry energy companies—without support and input from our members.  298 more words

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Exelon's 'radioactive' bailout plan?

The electricity market has been very good to ComEd-parent Exelon over the last decade, helping the company reap more than $21 billion in profits thanks to high power prices and its fleet of nuclear power plants. 293 more words

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Reports of smoke lead to partial nuclear plant shutdown

Source: Chicago Tribune, by Juan Perez Jr., April 2, 2014

ComEd logo. Tribune photo illustration (April 2, 2014)

Reports of smoke inside a nuclear power facility near Moline, Ill., on Wednesday prompted a partial shutdown of the plant and an alert from the U.S. 120 more words


Put up your dukes: Time to take on rate hikes

In 2014, CUB is fighting more than half-a-billion dollars in rate-hike battles from ComEd, Ameren, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas (see the chart below). 154 more words

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Chicago Power Deal

The City of Chicago recently negotiated a new rate with Integrys Energy to fulfill the last 12 months of a 28-month municipal aggregation deal.  The bad news for consumers: rates are going up.   480 more words

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