Author: Dakota Straub

Chicago is smarter than you might think

Sweet home, Smart Chicago

If you live in the city of Chicago, you probably have a new digital smart meter installed that can help you use energy, smarter. ...
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You'll love a smarter grid

We’ve got a new look

Just in time for summer, Smart Power Illinois is debuting a brand new look. We’ve overhauled our website to help Illinois’ ...
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The SGCC reports on consumer behavior

Guess who’s smart about the grid!

Last week, the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative released a report confirming a fact we already suspected about our readers: ...
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May Eco-news Roundup - Vertical Farming

May Eco-News Roundup

After the March for Science and the Climate March in April, we were thrilled to dig up several inspiring stories of ...
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Can your smart home play fetch with your dog?

What are utility customers really thinking + Can your smart home play fetch with your dog?

If you’ve been wondering when your smart home will finally be able to play fetch with your dog, then the answer is “now!” ...
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Protestors march on D.C. for the climate

The People’s Climate March

Today, April 29th 2017, despite record temperatures, people around the world are joining forces at the People’s Climate March ...
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The latest in Illinois energy

Your Energy News Round-up

This week, we’re bringing you a short update on exciting energy efficiency news from our home state. The kids are gonna be ...
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Climate Change to-do list

A climate change to-do list

What do you do when you find out that: Climate change is likely to make flying in airplanes a little more scary Carbon dioxide ...
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An energy efficient home for spring

Clean up your energy use just in time for spring

Anyone else out there working on spring cleaning? Why not do a little energy clean up while you’re at it? Spring is the perfect ...
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Photos: Midwest Energy News

Exciting energy updates from our hometown

Folks, we just read a couple of news stories that made our energy-efficiency-loving hearts swell with hometown pride. Since ...
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