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2014-08-19 08:23:25

BRIGHTON, Mich., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Green Energy LLC (CGE) today said customers of the company have saved more than 300 million kilowatt hours of energy since the company's founding. That milestone is the equivalent of $33 million in energy cost savings, or powering about 28,000 average American homes for a year. "Three hundred million kilowatt hours are equivalent to 450,000,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions or the effect of planting nearly 170,000 acres of...

2014-05-13 20:21:47

CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid a 115 percent jump in consumer complaints about unregulated electricity suppliers, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) released a report Tuesday that exposed some of northern Illinois' worst deals in a market that is much more treacherous for power shoppers than it was just a year ago. Although CUB's report, at www.CUBSmartPower.com, stressed that many suppliers are acting appropriately, the watchdog warned consumers about getting scared...

2014-04-09 12:23:28

CLEVELAND, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) is urging all small businesses to act immediately to protect themselves against alarming increases projected in electricity costs. Small businesses are expected to see a minimum increase of 35 percent in their electric bills over the next three years due to an unprecedented "capacity pricing" surge. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/DC01768LOGO A number of factors, including...

2014-01-08 12:22:19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past few days, customers served by various Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) companies have set all-time records for winter power use. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) During the extreme weather event, the company asked for and received conservation from commercial, industrial and residential customers to help ease the burden on the utility system. "Despite the challenges of the extremely cold weather, our...

2011-05-20 13:43:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Electric Utilities customers will have a new price to compare starting June 1 to help them shop among competitive electricity suppliers. The new price to compare for residential customers will be 8.77 cents per kilowatt-hour, a decrease from the current 9.27 cents per kilowatt-hour. A typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours a month could save about $5 monthly and possibly save even more by shopping with alternative...

2009-10-30 14:24:00

PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Almost any device that runs on electricity may be an energy phantom, adding dollars to home energy bills. The Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP) urge customers to hunt down and disarm such energy phantoms as cell phone chargers, computers and DVD players. The Ameren Illinois Utilities (AIU) reminds customers that energy phantoms can be eliminated easily by unplugging devices and appliances or by using a power...

2009-04-24 14:00:00

WATT Solutions Helps Eliminate Energy Vampires PEORIA, Ill., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help you learn how to spend less on electricity by using less, the Ameren Illinois Utilities today announced the WATT Solutions program, a new partnership with downstate Illinois public libraries. The Ameren Illinois Utilities have donated WATT Solution kits with Kill A Watt EZ power meters to the downstate library systems. This donation will allow library patrons to borrow WATT Solutions...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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