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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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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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Is a smart appliance right for me?

If you’ve been reading the Smart Power Illinois blog, then you’ll know we’re pretty excited about the potential for the ...
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Beware of vampires!

Did you think that vampires were pure myth? We’ve got some scary news. You may have one or two in the room with you right ...
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How green is the smart grid?

One of the key reasons for the momentum behind upgrading the smart grid is because of the smart grid’s potential to reduce the ...
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Cat watching his energy usage. From Smart Energy GB

5 Fun Videos to Get You Going Green

You know that feeling when you’re scouring the internet for new strategies to go green and then, suddenly, you find that needle ...
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Who is Smart Power Illinois?

In our first blog of 2017, we promised to bring you lots of good energy efficiency tips, environmental news, and Illinois smart ...
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Back in the Saddle for 2017

Hello, again! After a hiatus this past summer and fall, we’re pleased to announce that the Smart Power Illinois blog is back up ...
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Summertime slowdown

As we dive into the summer, Smart Power Illinois is going to be dialing back our communications a bit to get away from the ...
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3 tips to green your grill this Fourth of July

Happy almost-fourth! Chances are, if you aren’t hosting a barbecue, someone you know is. It may just be nostalgia for all the ...
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