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CHICAGO — Michael Polsky has made himself a wealthy man by harnessing the wind and playing on American fears of global warming. The Chicago green-energy mogul is a millionaire hundreds of times over and rules an empire of hundreds of wind-turbines that generate more than electricity for Polsky.
By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — A debate over the usefulness of smart meters versus potential security and privacy in the Illinois city of Naperville has spilled into the courts. The referendum asks residents to vote on using smart meters in their city.
By Benjamin Yount and Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn sounded like the statehouse tough guy Tuesday, daring lawmakers to “make my day” by sending him gambling expansion legislation that he has threatened to veto.
CHICAGO – October 24, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today released a statement regarding the trailer bill to Senate Bill 1652: “Hours before veto session begins, ComEd and Ameren have dropped a “trailer” bill that they claim would be a better bill for the people of Illinois.
CHICAGO , Aug. 30, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — It’s the time of the year when moving vans crowd major thoroughfares and many people sign new apartment leases.
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. , Aug.
CHICAGO , July 5, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Now that vacation season has begun, that long-awaited summer getaway is just around the corner. Before heading out the door, ComEd reminds customers to include one last important item on the summer vacation checklist: home energy savings.
You are already following JLL SINGAPORE , LONDON and CHICAGO , March 23, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — All over the world, office buildings managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management will go dark for an hour Saturday evening in observance of Earth Hour, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) annual campaign to encourage commitment to action on climate change. At 8:30 p.m.
You are already following HON DES PLAINES, Ill. , March 10, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON ) company, announced today that it has been selected by Premium Renewable Energy ( Malaysia ) Sdn.
CUB Analyzes Alternative Electricity Offers in Illinois, Gives Consumers Apples-to-Apples Comparison on Competing Deals
CHICAGO , March 9, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — In response to an unprecedented advertising blitz by alternative electric companies in northern Illinois , the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) said Wednesday that it has released a new fact sheet that gives consumers key information about shopping in the electricity market and allows them to compare competing offers with the price they pay for Commonwealth Edison. “Consumers need more than ads and gimmicks to make the right choice in the electricity market, they need objective information,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “If you are thinking of switching, there are things you should know.” CUB’s fact sheet, “Electric Competition: What You Should Know,” can be found on the “Electric” page of the consumer group’s award-winning website, www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org . In addition to giving consumers an apples-to-apples comparison of the prices offered by ComEd and competing suppliers, CUB’s fact sheet also provides key information that may be surprising to shoppers in the electricity market: Going with an alternative supplier does not mean you’re leaving ComEd completely—and it won’t shield you from the company’s rate hikes. Some of the companies charge exit fees—as high as $150—that would cost you plenty if you wanted to get out before your contract is up.