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Property Assessed Clean Energy

8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

John Farrell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
John Farrell

The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically reducing greenhouse gases.

PACE Financing: Enabling Energy Savings and Job Creation

Scott D. Henderson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Scott D. Henderson

With Washington stuck in gridlock on so many issues, innovative local government initiatives may offer the best hope for progress on job creation -- and energy independence.

House Bill Pushes For Green Homeowners Plan

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

Private homeowners relish the freedom to refurbish their homes as they please. With that freedom comes the onus of financing the cost of those changes...

At Their Own Pace: Fannie and Freddie Don't Like Progress

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The intervention in PACE of two of the most maligned agencies in the country shows that the federal government is still reacting to the short-sighted interests of groups that do not function with the public good as their goal.

The Federal Government Attacks Creative Local Green Energy Finance

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The federal housing agencies' attack on an energy and money-saving program, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), demonstrates an obtuse hostility toward green energy initiatives.

The Banks Strike Back

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The banks -- perhaps concerned about the competition from low cost, public financing of my home upgrade -- have just thrown a huge monkey-wrench in America's vision of a clean energy future.

Finding the Cash for Sustainable Energy

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Even if you reject the compelling science of climate change, what real argument is there against a cheap, secure energy supply and efficient energy use? That the old ways are better?