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Punxsutawney Phil

Spring Fever

Back in February, Punxsutawney Phil, a small, furry weather clairvoyant, predicted that spring would come early this year. And in ...
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The British are Coming!

Well… it’s more like the smart grid has come to Great Britain, too. Smart Energy GB is an independent project to “make sure ...
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Making a Greener Future

Have you read Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter, yet? Released just this week, the letter highlights the two superpowers ...
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Participants at the energy workshop

Experiencing Our Energy Use: A Cultural Approach to the Smart Grid

Let’s be frank: Energy usage doesn’t usually feel like the best conversation starter — let alone icebreaker. Yet, we all ...
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Rewarding Our Green Friends!

Friends, we’ve got some exciting news… Smart Power Illinois is hosting its very own sweepstakes for the first time, ...
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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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