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Unlocking the “secret weapon” to energy savings

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By Cisco DeVries, godfather of PACE and CEO of Renew Financial. Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our generation, and we have a moral and ethical obligation to do something about it. Global warming is a reality…

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IFR: Citi sells first Green ABS bond of consumer loans

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NEW YORK, June 18 (IFR) – The first real Green energy ABS bond that involves consumer loans directly, instead of solar panel leases or car purchases, was sold this week by Citigroup. The small US$12.58m 2.3-year deal, called RF 2015-1A,…

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Citi and Renew Financial issue first ever unsecured energy efficiency ABS

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Environmental Finance – Citi and Renew Financial have issued the first ever asset-backed security (ABS) transaction comprised of unsecured consumer energy efficiency loans. The $12.58 million issue was entirely purchased by Calvert Investment Management, a US-based responsible asset management firm. Current WHEEL…

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Quick Energy Efficiency News

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Quick energy efficiency news for this week… The Obama administration announced today that private investors have committed $4 billion to fund clean energy projects that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The funding represents a doubling of the White House’s original $2…

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U.S. Homeowners to Benefit from Groundbreaking Home Energy Loan Financing Platform

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New National Public-Private Partnership to Transform the Home Energy Loan Market – Warehouse Facility to Facilitate $100 Million Medium Term Note Program San Francisco, CA – Homeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership announced today…

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Conergy and DOE-Funded Demeter Launch PACE Lease in California New Structure Makes Solar Accessible to Almost All Commercial Property Owners

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SAN FRANCISCO / MIAMI, May 28, 2015 – Today, Conergy, a leading global solar company, and Demeter Power, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, announce the launch of a new commercial solar financing structure — PACE Lease®…

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It’s a great day in LA! We’re glad you’ve joined us

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With drought on our minds, the cost of electricity rising as the summer heat looms and an additional $350 million in lawn-replacement rebates just approved by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, there’s no better time to welcome the…

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San Francisco tries new way to fund solar

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Five years ago, San Francisco launched an unusual way for homeowners to afford solar panels — only to put the program on hold after federal regulators objected. Now it’s back. And this time, it’s helping deal with the drought as…

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Creative Solar Finance Grows the Pool of PV Investors and Customers

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Conergy and Demeter Power are launching a solar financing structure that will open up commercial solar to the 90 percent of commercial rooftops currently ineligible. While banks can gauge the creditworthiness of consumers by assessing their FICO scores, and larger…

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Bloomberg | Republican Texas Bows to Berkeley in Backing Energy Finance Plan

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(Bloomberg) — Jim Keffer is Republican state lawmaker in Texas with a permit to carry a concealed weapon and doubts about whether human activity is causing global warming. Cisco DeVries is the former aide to the mayor of Berkeley, California,…

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