Citizens Utility Board News

ISEIF administers utility-funded grant program to educate consumers about smart grid technology

By Laura Wilcoxen | Jan 12, 2016

The Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) announced last week names of organizations that will be receiving approximately $5 million in grants to promote smart grid technology across the state.

Renewable energy movement in Illinois is ramping up; Some lawmakers resist and challenge

By Ann Maher | Oct 30, 2015

An ongoing state budget impasse is the biggest thing on the minds of state lawmakers these days, but an approaching debate over renewable energy could emerge as another high stakes policy battle.

State grants to CUB under Quinn are examples of 'mis-prioritization' of spending, lawmaker says

By Ann Maher | Sep 29, 2015

A tax exempt organization that lobbies and litigates against utility companies was awarded $1.5 million in state grants that was used to pay the salaries of existing staff members as well as rent and utilities. Citizens Utility Board received the economic development grants from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity through a budget controlled by former Gov. Pat Quinn.

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