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Sunny Days Ahead

Warm weather is coming, but just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean your home needs to be a refrigerator! Summer can feel ...
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Green Bulbs to Light the Way

Good news, Chicago! The city has announced a plan to green its outdoor lighting fixtures. Beginning next year, the city will ...
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Preparing Illinois for a Renewable Future

We’ve said it before but it bears repeating: Illinois is ahead of the pack in terms of green energy infrastructure and ...
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Happy Earth Day!

It’s springtime, the Midwestern prairie is starting to warm up, and we’re starting to think about all the ways we’ll get ...
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An Illinois Filled With Electric Cars?

I recently had the opportunity to visit a renewable energy training field in Illinois (stay tuned for the full story…) where I ...
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Good For People, Good for the Environment

Two articles this week got us thinking about how what is good for the planet can — and should — help people too.  The two ...
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Tracking the Smart Grid’s Environmental Impact

Smart meters can help you save money and help the environment at the same time. Wait — what’s that we hear? Skeptics: ...
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Energy Efficiency in Apartment Buildings

For those of us who live in apartment buildings, keeping energy costs low can be a shared responsibility. Neighbors, supers, and ...
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New Nest Features

Drumroll please… Last week, Nest announced that they’re updating their software with some new features. First, you can now ...
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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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