The City of Chicago Looks to Save $10 Million in Energy Costs
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to save nearly $10 million next year by paring down fuel, electricity and natural gas costs, according to a recent Chicago Tribune story.
To get those cost reductions, the city started buying gas and diesel fuel on futures markets when costs were low. It also negotiated lower electricity and natural gas costs as a bulk buyer. And the city continues to reduce energy consumption, sometimes by doing things as simple as replacing incandescent light bulbs with LEDs. To learn more, read the story here.