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Coalition of environmental groups urge Congress to save PACE

A coalition of supporters, organized by Brightline Defense and including Build It Green, CalSEIA, Climate Action Campaign, the Center for Sustainable Energy, Cleantech San Diego, California Energy Storage Alliance, and Vote Solar have sent a letter to congress urging action on proposed legislation that would kill PACE financing, one of America’s most effective means of financing energy-efficiency and renewable-energy property improvements.

Read an excerpt and download the letter below:

Environmental Coalition Supports Energy Efficiency, PACE Programs

As environmental policies are under widespread attack at the federal level, Brightline and a coalition of seven key California organizations united today to advocate for the environment, clean energy, and sustainable economic growth.

In its current form, proposed federal legislation would kill Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), one of America’s most effective means of financing energy-efficiency and renewable-energy property improvements. It would threaten the viability of PACE by creating restrictions on local governments’ use of two important tools – property tax assessments and municipal bonds – which are key mechanisms for enabling PACE programs. Consequently, Brightline delivered an opposition letter alongside other strong advocates for the environment, including Build It Green, CalSEIA, Climate Action Campaign, the Center for Sustainable Energy, Cleantech San Diego, California Energy Storage Alliance, and Vote Solar.

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