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These Lawyers Are Creating An ALEC For Climate Change

April 5th, 2019 | by Nexus Media

For the last forty-odd years, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been a mainstay of the conservative movement and major force in shaping state laws. The organization brings together state lawmakers and corporate leaders to draft business-friendly policies that are then ferried to statehouses around the country


CleanTechnica Occasional Book Club: Cradle To Cradle

March 7th, 2018 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Cradle to Cradle made industrial ecology and the circular economy a lot more mainstream than they had previously been. They’re both still niche notions, but without Cradle to Cradle they’d be a lot more obscure. And if you’re interested in sustainability, the book (or at a minimum this summary!) is required reading


California Providing Increased Protection For PACE Customers

October 9th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Close to 150,000 Californian homeowners have made energy and efficiency improvements through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. For the most part they are success stories, but there are isolated reports of problems with "independent solar, plumbing and roofing contractors who pitch the loans and sign up consumers through online software."


Morningstar Reaffirms PACE

February 27th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

The report makes it very clear that PACE is not a mortgage, and it needs to be considered with different metrics. Though major PACE programs collect FICO scores, their key consideration is the lien-to-value ratio. This is because "PACE lending is tied to the asset and not to the creditworthiness of the property owner."


How Commercial PACE Came To Michigan

January 15th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

The state’s PACE programs didn’t really get started until 2016. Tommy Deavenport, Chief Operating Officer of Petros PACE Finance, explained how commercial PACE came to Michigan


The DOE’s New PACE Guidelines

November 24th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

After months of review, the DOE's new PACE Guidelines have finally been released. The USA's largest Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) providers do not anticipate any complications with the DOE's new guidelines. Both Renovate America and Ygrene believe they are already in line with most of what the government is suggesting


HERO PACE Comes To Florida & Missouri

October 26th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Last July, Leon County (home to Tallahassee) became the first Florida municipality to adopt the HERO PACE Program. Several other Florida counties and cities followed suit. The latest was Orlando, whose city council approved the program this week


HUD’s PACE Guidance

July 21st, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport. Seven years ago, the White House released policy guidelines that would allow homeowners to finance home energy [&hellip


PACE Heats Up San Diego’s Economy

May 24th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport. After two years of operation, any concerns that the public held about PACE appear to [&hellip


85% Of California Can Apply For HERO PACE

April 26th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport. Sacramento was one of the 16 cities and five counties that recently adopted the HERO Property [&hellip


Ygrene Expects To Quadruple Its Business

March 10th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport Ygrene operates one of America’s largest property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing programs and it is about [&hellip



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