Elevate Energy Blog

Oct30
2014
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Illustration from Raymond Biesinger in OnEarth profile. OnEarth magazine published a list of nine visionary leaders who are taking action against climate change, starting with the cities they live in. Elevate Energy CEO Anne Evens is on the list for her efforts to build the marketplace for residential hourly pricing, which reduces peak demand and carbon emissions. In [...]

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Oct28
2014
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You’ve likely heard us tout the benefits of hourly pricing programs, which allow participants to pay hourly, market-based prices for electricity. With these programs, shifting electricity usage to lower priced hours can lower residential electric bills. We administer both Ameren Illinois’ Power Smart Pricing program and the ComEd Residential Real-Time Pricing (RRTP) program. In addition [...]

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Oct15
2014
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This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.  At Elevate Energy, we understand that taking action on climate benefits communities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan will help protect our climate by reducing carbon emissions from the power sector. The Clean Power Plan (also known as “111d,” [...]

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Oct7
2014
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Next week in Joliet, building owners and managers can learn about money-saving improvements, current fair housing rules, fire safety, the eviction process, and more. The City of Joliet’s annual landlord conference is free and there are two opportunities to attend: October 20 or 21. RSVP here: jolietlandlords.eventbrite.com. Friendly energy experts from Elevate Energy will be available [...]

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Sep29
2014
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At Elevate Energy, we like to say that we walk the walk, meaning that we apply our mission of promoting smarter energy use for all in everything we do. One way that we’re helping to protect the environment begins at our office. We’re currently pursuing LEED-Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a nationally [...]

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Sep17
2014
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Today a few of us took a brief pause to enjoy a walk in the beautiful Elmhurst Great Western Prairie, a six-acre prairie remnant in eastern DuPage County. The prairie was saved from development because of a unique location: it’s sandwiched between two abandoned railroads. The Elmhurst Great Western Prairie is the largest piece of [...]

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Sep10
2014
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Liz Vogel replaced the windows and updated the heating system in her small multifamily building in Logan Square. But she still noticed that parts of her home were not staying warm in winter. So she set out to solve the mystery of the missing heat. She saw icicles hanging from her roof, and that was [...]

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Sep2
2014
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This month, Elevate Energy was in Asilomar, California for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2014 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. This year’s focus was “The Next Generation: Reaching for High Energy Savings.” We enjoyed meeting with industry leaders on how they’re reducing energy use in buildings. Given the impact of [...]

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