PACE funds energy upgrades to buildings that create jobs, make properties more valuable, and help states achieve policy goals. It’s 100% voluntary and it’s being adopted in every region of our nation.
Mike April 27, 2018
Broad coalition applauds recommendations for statewide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs for homes and commercial buildings to meet Gov. Cuomo’s energy-climate goals
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., April 27 – Today, New York State announced its support for residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), recommendations to strengthen the State’s existing Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) administered commercial PACE program, and support for a new, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) administered C-PACE program. A broad coalition of energy and environmental groups and businesses today applauded the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Department of Public Service (DPS) for their support of these key policy tools that will help to meet New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ambitious energy efficiency target for the state. In less than a decade, PACE, a free-market financing tool facilitated by a unique public-private partnership, has become one of the most successful drivers of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy improvements to homes and other buildings in U.S. history.
In a new white paper titled “New Efficiency: New York,” NYSERDA and DPS recommended that the state “promote statewide availability of Residential PACE financing with appropriate necessary consumer protections and regulation of PACE administrators in New York.” The white paper notes that “NYSERDA and EIC recently worked with the legislature to amend New York’s PACE enabling legislation to make the State’s C-PACE market more accessible to property owners, third-party capital providers, and clean energy developers, which should help the C-PACE market achieve scale more quickly.”read more