By Terri Steele, Principal, SolarSavvy Communications / Published by Renewable Energy World
At a time when investors are skittish over market volatility, they couldn’t be more bullish on the economic potential of renewables, in particular a form of clean energy financing known as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). PACE allows residential and commercial property owners to finance 100 percent of over 60 categories of renewable energy, energy efficiency and water conservation improvements with no money down, no FICO score requirements or encumbrance of personal or business credit. Read more here.
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PACENation is an association of people and organizations who are joined in their support for PACE financing. Members may have different individual goals, but they share a desire to create energy and resource efficient communities.
- Believe PACE is a powerful tool for making buildings more energy and resource efficient,
- Strive to create a vibrant market in which PACE financing is universally available and understood by market participants,
- Acknowledge that by helping others they help themselves,
- Promise to support, to the extent possible, the passage of PACE
To learn more about PACE, visit PACENation’s website: www.pacenation.us
Yesterday, Deputy USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, Vernita Dore and USDA Rural Development Nebraska Director, Maxine Moul visited Hehnke’s Grocery Store in Paxton to honor the business for its energy efficiency improvements, made possible by one of 70 Nebraska USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant awards. The following excerpt is from a story published in today’s North Platte Bulletin:
“This REAP funding will help the storeowners save on energy costs and those savings can be reinvested into the business to further its success,” said Deputy Under Secretary Dore. “USDA is committed to increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy in America.”
In federal fiscal year 2015, USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program delivered funds to 70 Nebraska projects for $1.8 millionfor renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Read the entire article here.