Future Energy Jobs Act

Electric utility Ameren Illinois is being criticized for backing away from energy efficiency goals agreed to late last year.

The company negotiated targets in the Future Energy Jobs Act — but now says it cannot meet them cost-effectively.

Ameren Illinois says because of a new state law its customers are saving on their electric bill.

The Future Energy Jobs Act went into effect on June 1st and is expected to reduce Ameren Illinois residential customers' future bills by an average of $1.69 per month over 10 years.