April 13, 7-8 pm: Help Local Businesses Go Green—and Make Money Doing It!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Commercial PACE (C-PACE), Energy Efficiency, Events, Financing, PACE, Rochester NY, Sustainability, Sustainable Business, Uncategorized

Want to have a significant impact on your community’s carbon footprint? Now there’s a simple way to do this, and—if you want—earn money doing it. The opportunity is to present commercial property owners with a compelling case for them to save money on energy by 30% or more, from Day 1, with no out-of-pocket costs, […]

Rochester NY Pilot Project in the Works

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Climate change, Commercial PACE (C-PACE), Energy Efficiency, Financing, Rochester NY

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new initiative to support the introduction of C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) in the City of Rochester. As part of this, we are seeking to conduct a national Demonstration Project for what we call Community PACE and, at the hyperlocal level, “Neighborhood PACE,” as a way […]

New Stormwater Fees the Perfect Opportunity for PACE

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Energy Efficiency, New Jersey, PACE, Stormwater, Uncategorized, Water

[Reposted from NewJerseyPACE.org] NJ’s 2019 stormwater utility bill (A2694/S1073) authorizes municipalities to collect fees on parking lots and other impervious surfaces to fund improvements to failing stormwater systems. But it has many commercial property owners concerned that they will now face significant new charges on their property. If the legislature and the Murphy Administration want […]

NJ About to Take a Giant Step Toward Greater Energy Efficiency

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New Jersey has long sought to be a leader in energy efficiency. However, the state has had limited success in this intention.  Under the Christie Administration, the Clean Energy Fund was raided by half a billion dollars to balance the state’s budget. As Steve Gabel has noted, “A recent ranking by the respected American Council […]

New Jersey PACE Bill Moves Forward — Cautiously

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Update:The new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation — Senate Bill S1611— has been approved unanimously by the Senate Environment & Energy Committee, and is now moving to the Senate  Appropriations Committee, which may recommend some technical changes. Based on Senator Bob Smith’s comments, the sponsors (which include Republican Senator Kip Bateman) hope to see the […]

C-PACE Coming to New Jersey in 2021

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Energy Efficiency, Financing, Other Renewables, PACE, Solar

(Originally published at www.NewJerseyPACE.org December 13, 2017; updated February 28, 2021): New Jersey is about to experience a surge of new clean energy projects, unleashing a considerable amount of additional private financing for energy efficiency and renewables. Amendments to NJ’s existing PACE law are being passed in the NJ Legislature this month. Governor Christie has […]