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What is a smart thermostat, anyway?

We write a lot about the possibilities for saving power and money with smart energy technology like smart meters and smart ...
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Illinois Leading the Ranks in Green Buildings

This week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Illinois had once again made it to the number one spot on their ...
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Food for… Recycling!

This week, we read enthusiastically about Barrington, Illinois’ plan to start a food recycling program. As one local resident ...
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Extinct Marsupial Wolf

Innovating Under Pressure

Some of us work better under pressure — which might explain why some scientists have come up with amazing, outlandish, ...
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Christmas tree made from recycled soda cans

A Green End to the Holidays

Putting the Christmas tree up is the fun part. Taking it down…not so much. If the time has come for you and your family, ...
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New Year, Greener Planet: 2015 in Review

We launched our Smart Power Illinois blog just two months ago, but in that time there have been enough landmark moments in the ...
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A Season of Giving

To celebrate the season of giving, we wanted to share some of the ways our friends have been giving back to the community this ...
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Smart Grid Update: Rollout Continues in Chicago Suburbs

As many of you already know, power companies are now in the process of rolling out the smart grid across Illinois. ComEd has an ...
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Cool things That Came from the Paris Climate Talks

If you’re invested in what we can do about climate change and global warming, then you probably already know that this past ...
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Recipes for Energy Efficiency this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving happening this week, we found ourselves wondering what the holidays mean in terms of energy consumption. It ...
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