If you remember, PACE financing was one of the best, most promising clean energy models out there, until it was effectively killed a couple years ago (in a complicated story). It has historically received bipartisan support across the country (as the image above shows), since it is an extremely fiscally conservative and progressive program. Well, now, despite it’s hibernation (or temporary death.. if you prefer that analogy), there’s an opportunity to bring it back! You can do two things, at the moment, to help with this. Here’s more info on that, via Vote Solar on email:
Remember PACE, the popular and promising energy financing model that the Federal Housing and Finance Authority stopped cold?
Good news. There are not one but two opportunities for revival. And you can help with each.
The first: a recent court decision has forced the FHFA to conduct public rulemaking on its actions in regards to PACE. This gives advocates a great opportunity to fight misinformation, develop the record with supportive facts, and make the case for PACE on the merits.
Comments are due by March 26, and we want to get as many folks as possible to participate. To that end, we are are holding a webinar that will describe the ruling, explain the rulemaking process, and provide participants with the tools and information necessary to be effective.
Wednesday, February 15
10:30 Pacific / 1:30 Eastern.
The webinar is designed for city and state officials, renewables and energy efficiency professionals, advocacy groups, and concerned citizens. More details here. Spread the word…
Second opportunity: There’s a bi-partisan bill in Congress that would put PACE back on track. To date, 51 Congresspeople have signed on in support of HR 2599. We need more, many more—can you send a note to your Representative to make that number bigger?