CUB News Conference to Launch New Money-Saving Service

Jun 01, 2010, 11:15 ET from Citizens Utility Board

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday, June 2, will hold a news conference to launch CUB Energy Saver,, the nation's first free online service that pays households for reducing their energy use, cuts their utility costs by hundreds of dollars a year, and tracks their savings by connecting to actual Commonwealth Edison bills.

A pilot version of CUB Energy Saver has so far shown Illinois families how to cut their energy bills by an average of $200 a year by following recommendations the cutting-edge service has tailored to their households. As energy prices shoot up on the verge of another expensive air-conditioning season, CUB will launch CUB Energy Saver at a news conference:

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 2

Citizens Utility Board (CUB) Headquarters

309 W. Washington St., Suite 800


CUB Executive Director David Kolata will speak on this state-of-the art service for Illinois consumers. Joining him will be Matt Tucker, president of RecycleBank, and Tom Scaramellino, CEO and founder of Efficiency 2.0. CUB, a nonprofit consumer group, formed a unique partnership with RecycleBank and Efficiency 2.0 to create CUB Energy Saver.

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 saved consumers more than $10 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds. For more information, call CUB's Consumer Hotline at 1-800-669-5556 or visit

CONTACT: Jim Chilsen

(c) 312-513-1784, (o) 312-263-4282

SOURCE Citizens Utility Board