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On Earth Day, CUB Announces Giveaway: One in Ten Who Join Free Energy Bill-Cutting Service Will Win Free Electricity For April

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CHICAGO, April 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) announced on Earth Day that one out of every 10 families who sign up for the consumer group's free online energy bill-cutting service,, will have their electric bills paid in the month of April, up to $150. was launched in June of 2010 as a partnership between CUB and New York City-based Efficiency 2.0. Since then, the tool has helped consumers trim their gas and electric bills by an average of $130 a year by recommending hundreds of personalized energy-saving actions.

Efficiency 2.0 has offered to cover the April electric bill, up to $150, for one out of every 10 consumers who join CUB Energy Saver before June 1. Join at

"Protecting the planet starts at your doorstep," CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. "CUB Energy Saver proves that there are hundreds of ways to cut costs and reduce energy waste. It's simple, it's free, and it's what Earth Month is all about."

CUB Energy Saver links to a household's Commonwealth Edison account to track actual reductions in energy waste. It then rewards those reductions with points—two for every kilowatt-hour saved—that can be redeemed for shopping and restaurant discounts. The tool works for all residential electric consumers, including those who have signed up for alternative electric suppliers.

CUB is Illinois' leading nonprofit utility watchdog organization. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, CUB has helped save consumers more than $10 billion by blocking rate hikes and securing refunds. For more information, call CUB's Consumer Hotline at 1-800-669-5556, or visit

Efficiency 2.0 is a leading energy efficiency software and program administration company. It delivers efficiency and demand response benefits to utility and government partners by maximizing household engagement. Efficiency 2.0 helps consumers and businesses across the country better manage their energy costs. For more information, visit

SOURCE Citizens Utility Board


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