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CEJA FAQ

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) was passed in September 2021. Please see the below FAQ to learn more.

Where can I read the full bill?

What is a quick summary of what the bill will do?

  • Sets Illinois on a path to a 100% clean energy future by 2050, and delivers 100% carbon-free power by 2045, by closing coal and fossil gas plants;
  • Provides funding to get from 9% to 40% renewable energy by 2030 and 50% by 2040, by building 3.5 times more renewable energy each year;
  • Commits up to $80 million per year over the next decade to electric transportation with 45% of benefits going to environmental justice and low income communities;
  • Increases the Illinois Solar for All program from $10 million per year to $50 million per year;
  • Fixes a budget rollover problem to ensure that the state will not default on previously signed REC contracts;
  • Creates new inclusive financing mechanisms for families to invest in energy upgrades; and
  • Immediately opens the previously closed Adjustable Block program to save existing solar jobs and create thousands of new renewable jobs.

You can learn more about what this piece of legislation does by clicking here.

    Are there resources from the Illinois Power Agency for solar businesses?

    Yes!

    The IPA is holding a series of workshops for stakeholders, as well as Power Hours to discuss specific aspects of the bill.

    You can stay up to date on workshops, requests for comments, and other reopening updates here.

    You can register for Power Hours, as well as view recordings and slides for past Power Hours, here.


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