Illinois electricity rates in August 2017 averaged 12.59 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 5 percent less than the 13.19 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in August 2017.
Illinois natural gas rates in July 2017 averaged 16.75 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 7 percent less than the 18.09 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in July 2017.
As of last week, Apple now also an energy company. But that’s old news — Google already played that card all the way back in 2010.
Apple just created a subsidiary named Apple Energy that will do exactly what it seems a company by that name would do — sell energy.
A second quarter (Q2) U.S. solar market report was released and the results are clear: The use of solar power continues to rise in the U.S.
Illinois has an estimated population of 12,830,632, which ranks 7th in the nation. 
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