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POSTPONED: Climate Solutions Webinar on PACE Bonds - an Innovative Approach to Energy Efficiency Financing

Apr 13 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Webinar POSTPONED - Unfortunately this webinar has had to be postponed. We had a great deal of interest in the topic and so will be rescheduling this as soon as we can.

Our guest for this month's Climate Solutions Webinar is Daniel Kammen, professor of Energy at the University of California at Berkeley, and climate advisor to the Obama administration.

Many homeowners and landlords would like to make their buildings more efficient, but the financing has always been an obstacle. One of the hottest new ideas to tackle this is Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Bonds.

PACE bonding mechanisms offer many advantages over traditional loans for financing energy efficiency retrofits. PACE financing helps property owners avoid the often substantial upfront costs of efficiency retrofits by tying the investment to the property, not the original investor, thereby overcoming some of the most intractable market barriers to energy efficiency such as the landlord-tenant problem.

Provincial support for PACE financing, through mechanisms such as bond guarantees, would provide BC with a low cost method to help ensure that the energy efficiency financing market attracts long term capital so that it can mature into a robust and affordable market, capable of financing our province's energy efficiency and green energy needs, and thereby contributing to the province's climate action goals.

The BC Sustainable Energy Association is pleased to invite you to attend our Climate and Energy Solutions Webinars to expand upon important developments in the fields of sustainable energy and climate change.

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