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Bridgeport, CT to join statewide Commercial PACE program!

On Monday night, the City Council approved an agreement with the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) to create a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program, also known as C-PACE, for businesses and industrial buildings in the city. Bridgeport is the first municipality in

The City of Modesto to Implement PACE

The city would devote perhaps $10 million for financing PACE projects for the next five years. Participants would agree to pay for the upgrades as an addition to property taxes over 10 to 20 years. Placer and Sonoma counties and Palm Desert are among local

News from Australia!

The Suleman Property Group in Melbourne is benefiting from innovative Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) financing to make a tired 15-storey office block in the CBD 30 per cent more energy efficient. In 2010, the Victoria Government passed legislation enabling Melbourne City Council to be the

Riverside County Home Energy Renovation Program (HERO) – A Success

Energy experts have long been touting residential solar PV installations and home energy efficiency renovations among the most straightforward, cost-effective ways of cutting home energy costs, boosting energy conservation, reducing residential carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and stimulating local economies and job creation. Read

Sierra Club’s ED in Support of PACE

What’s the purpose of our government? No matter who you ask, I doubt that stifling innovative solutions would be part of their answer. Yet that’s exactly what the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seems determined to do. And we have only a couple of days

Fumbling Federal Agency Slows the PACE of Energy Efficiency

FHFA’s proposal is an overreach that would block energy efficiency investments that save money, create jobs, and protect the environment. It would stick a big federal nose into local government business. The agency should back off and issue a revised proposal allowing Fannie and Freddie

State Clean Energy Finance Banks

Propelled by private entrepreneurship, technology gains, and public support, clean energy and energy efficiency solutions began to proliferate in recent years. However, federal policy gridlock and state budget challenges are now jeopardizing the availability of government finance, exacerbating the serious finance challenges that impede the

Large chain stores recognize the benefits of solar

Walgreens, which has installed 134 solar systems across the country and has plans for many more, says its solar program stems from the brand’s connection to healthful living and a bottom-line desire to stabilize energy costs. But it has plenty of company from other big-box