Future Energy Jobs Act – FEJA

Future Energy Jobs Act – FEJA
State Representative Luis Arroyo joined the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Workforce Development Jobs Training Programs press conference to announce the six social service agencies that will receive funding to provide energy job training. The six agencies include the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI), Chicago Urban League, Austin People’s Action Center, ASPIRA, HACIA, and Chatham Business Association.
They will develop training programs related to solar and energy efficiency as a part of the FEJA’s goal to prepare a workforce for future energy jobs.

The Future Energy Jobs Act Will:

Substantially expand energy efficiency programs to drive customer savings and also expand options for commercial, industrial, and low-income customers.

  • Commit $750 million: Commit up to $750 million for low-income communities to save money and help them benefit from clean energy.
  • Protect 4,200 jobs: Protect 4,200 jobs and preserve $1.2 billion in economic activity annually.
  • Strengthen and expand the Renewable Portfolio Standard: Strengthen and expand the Renewable Portfolio Standard to ensure stable, predictable funding for renewable development, providing $180M per year – growing to $220M per year- in funding for renewable resources, including new wind power, large-scale solar power, and rooftop and community solar.
  • Position Illinois as a leader: Position Illinois as a leader in zero-carbon electricity.
  • Provide job training: Provide job training and create thousands of clean energy jobs in energy efficiency, energy innovation, and renewable power industries.
  • Preserve competitive rates: Protect consumers through a 25 cent monthly cost impact cap for residential customers through 2030 and a 1.3% cap for business customers.

For more information please visit http://www.futureenergyjobsact.com/about

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