Kit Kennedy, Counsel, Air and Energy Program, New York
Thanks to a legal victory, there’s one more chance for supporters of energy efficiency and solar power to tell the Obama administration to bring back the popular clean energy finance programs for homeowners known as PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy). If you already know all about PACE clean energy programs, you can urge the federal government to restore PACE programs. Act now, because the comment period closes on September 13th.
If you are new to PACE, read on.
A PACE Refresher
Despite the gridlock in Washington D.C., states and towns across the United States are making progress toward a clean energy future for our nation – one that will center on more efficient energy use and renewable power sources such as solar, not dirty fossil fuels. Because buildings consume almost half of all energy used in the United Stated and account for 75% of electricity usage, retrofitting buildings to make their energy use more efficient and cleaner has huge potential to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
And so some twenty-seven states across the country have green-lighted local financing programs that make energy efficiency upgrades and installing solar panels ...
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