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 width=John Beintema of the Ameren Illinois “Act On Energy” program, was Tuesday's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Following lunch, Beintema told the Kiwanis Club about the energy efficiency program created by the Illinois Legislature in June 2008, funded by an additional fee on all Ameren electric and natural gas bills.

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Beintema said the goal of the program is to help businesses and residences become more energy efficient by offering incentives for projects large and small. He added the program has paid out some 55-million dollars in incentives to businesses and residences, and saved customers some 190-million dollars on their Ameren electric and natural gas bills, since 2008.

Small business energy-saving projects under 10-thousand dollars do not need pre-approval; those over that amount do need pre-approval. Both need an application to be submitted.

All of their services are offered at no charge. More information on the Ameren “Act on Energy” program, can be found at their web site, actonenergy.com.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

 
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