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“Get Them Talking”: 6 Tips for Engaging the Community from Judy Hertz

Energy leaders in Illinois gathered at this year’s 2017 ISEIF Surge Summit, during which they had the opportunity to learn ...
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Going Green and Saving Green – What We Learned From Professor Kiesling

  At this fall’s Chicago “Surge Summit” event, hosted by the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation ...
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ISEIF Surge Summit 2017

Organizing for our Energy Future — the ISEIF Surge Summit

We’re buzzing with excitement about the upcoming Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) Surge Summit — ...
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Could the Eclipse Mean Disaster for Solar Power?

In less than 72 hours, our country’s source of solar energy will be completely gone for a total of 2 mins and 40 seconds. Let ...
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Where the Healthcare and Climate Change Debates Collide

Unless you have been living under a rock — which, in fairness, would probably have a very low-carbon footprint existence! — ...
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How to save money on energy this summer

How YOU Can Save Money This Summer

How To Save Money This Summer When the summer rolls around, it’s easy to forget about the AC blasting, lounge in front of the ...
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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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