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OpEd Explores the Limitations of a New Efficiency Loan Program

OpEd Explores the Limitations of a New Efficiency Loan Program

Energy-efficiency loans could cause homeowner headaches Ventura County Star, April 9, 2016. Image credit: Zauberin A new government-sponsored program enables homeowners to reduce utility bills and help save the environment. It sounds great, but there are several things you should consider before signing up. Fortunately, alternative programs are available that pose less risk to homeowners. The

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A Zondits Interview: NYCEEC Loans Make Clean Energy Projects Happen

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. March 16, 2016. Image credit: hello_rayman Zondits spoke with the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) on how their financing solutions move clean energy projects forward. What is NYCEEC? We’re a non-profit finance company that provides innovative financing solutions and technical expertise for projects that reduce greenhouse gases. Our loans

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The Key Market Dynamics Shaping Customer Adoption of Electricity Submetering

Global Revenue from Electric Submeters is Expected to Total $16.3 Billion from 2015 to 2024, According to Navigant Research Business Wire, February 16, 2016 A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for electricity submetering, including the key technologies related to electric submeters and the competitive landscape, with global market forecasts through 2024.

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A Third of Oil Companies Could Go Bankrupt This Year

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 24, 2016. Image credit: jp26jp That is the bombshell conclusion of auditing firm Deloitte’s recent report. After examining 500 publicly traded oil companies, Deloitte declared about 175 of them to be at high risk of bankruptcy due to large amounts of debt – collectively they are more than $150 billion dollars

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Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies for Buildings

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, January 15, 2016. Image credit: Haldane Martin The Building Technologies Office significantly increased the federal funding available for emerging technology through the “Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies (Benefit) – 2016,” from $8 million to $20 million. The number of anticipated awards has also increased. See the amendment of the Funding

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USDA Invests $46 Million in Vermont’s Efficiency Programs

USDA Awards $46 Million to Boost Energy Efficiency in Vermont USDA, January 8, 2016. Image credit: Doug Kerr Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today awarded $46 million in assistance to the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) to support energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements in rural areas across the state. USDA awarded VEIC $46 million in assistance

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Financing Energy Efficiency Improvements Increases Property Values

Increasing Access to Financing for Energy-Efficient Retrofits UrbanLand, October 26, 2015. Image credit: Daniel Foster For more than five years, he added, San Francisco has offered the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for commercial buildings and multifamily properties with more than five units. “The PACE structure allows property owners to access long-term, 100 percent

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Court Decision Clears Hurdle for PACE Programs in Florida

Florida Supreme Court clears hurdle to PACE energy-finance program Sun Sentinel, October 15, 2015. Image credit: Joe Gratz The court rejected a challenge to the PACE program from the Florida Bankers Association, saying the group did not have standing to to fight it. PACE stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy. The program lets people borrow to

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