Future Energy Jobs Act

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

 

The Future Energy Jobs Act or FEJA is a year old. A bipartisan chorus of elected officials, union and business leaders are heralding it for making a significant impact in the state economy.

A new Illinois law wants to increase energy efficiency...but one supplier is not hitting the target.

Illinois State Representative Elaine Nekritz, a Democrat from Buffalo Grove, says the Future Energy Jobs Act is supposed to bring more jobs to the state while also cutting down on energy costs.

Negotiations in the law made Ameren's efficiency goal lower than other energy providers. Ameren is supposed to reduce energy waste by 16 percent by 2030.