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CUB's free tool helped her save $528 a year

CUB Energy Saver, our free online service that helps people cut their utility bills, has a new look designed to make our pocketbo0ks happy. Ale Lopez is already there. 351 more words

Electric Bills

Act now to avoid skyrocketing electric prices

We’ve been updating you on two developments that could have disastrous consequences for your power bills.  Now’s the time to act to protect YOUR interests. 183 more words

Electric Bills

Sticking With ComEd Helps Lombard Residents Save On Electricity

CHICAGO (CBS) – The village of Lombard decided to go “old school” in the spring, and now it’s paying off on residents’ electricity bills.

Lombard’s electricity aggregation contract was up, so village officials decided in April and May to see which electricity provider would offer the lowest prices for residents. 147 more words


Online Calculator Can Help You Decide If You Should Switch Your Electricity Supplier

(CBS) — If you live in the city of Chicago and pay an electric bill, spending a couple minutes looking at your bill could save big bucks. 72 more words


An expensive court decision for ComEd customers

We told you last week about an Appellate Court decision that could increase future ComEd power prices by 20 percent!

It all revolves around energy efficiency programs known as “Demand Response”– aka”negawatts.” That’s when the manager of the power grid, an organization called PJM, pays huge industrial customers to shift electricity usage away from “peak” usage times.   110 more words


Updates to Chicago Power Calculator

CUB is hosting a news conference today to announce updates to the Chicago Power Deal Calculator in time for changing October electric rates.

CUB launched the calculator this summer to help Chicago residents decide if they are better off staying with the City’s municipal aggregation deal with Integrys Energy Services or switching to ComEd, the regulated utility. 204 more words


New process to be used in removing coal tar in Ottawa

Standing along the bank of the Illinois River in Ottawa you see grassy hills and a park, not an environmental hazard. Coal tar is buried nearly 20 feet below the surface. 149 more words