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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

Farmington Hills considering PACE

FARMINGTON HILLS — The City Council would like to know more about the Property Assessed Clean Energy program and whether it could work in Farmington Hills, but council members have reservations about whether such a program would turn the city into a bank. The council

RFP by Brevard County, FL

The SCEC is currently assisting Brevard County with a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the selection of a Third Party Administrator (TPA) to administer a CPACE program.  The desired form and responsibilities will be outlined in the RFP which is expected to be released in