Ygrene Energy Fund Wins Awards

Ygrene Energy Fund is a leading national provider of residential, commercial and multifamily PACE (property assessed clean energy) financing. Last week they were recognized by GlobalCapital with two awards: “Esoteric ABS Issuer of the Year” and “Ygrene’s GoodGreen 2016-1 security as “Esoteric ABS Deal of the Year,” highlighting the first-of-its-kind, AAA-rated, Green Bond-certified PACE securities

President Obama Announces “Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative”

On Tuesday, the White House announced “Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative” President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change. This initiative puts

A Provocative Way to Finance the Fight Against Climate Change

Michael Metcalfe, Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Macro Strategy at State Street Global Markets said, “Let’s not quibble about whether we can afford to fund climate change. The real question is: Do we care enough about future generations to take the very same policy risks we took to save the financial system?” Will

Kilowatt Financial, With Citi Backing, Offers Solar Loans

According to a press release issued last week, Kilowatt Financial has secured a $200 million “debt warehouse facility” with Citi for the purpose of providing financing for residential solar power systems. Through Kilowatt’s lending program, consumers can own their own residential solar system with no money down and with loan terms of up to 20 years

Meet the Startups That Will Transform Our Cities in the Next Decade

“Meet the startups, people & organizations that will transform our cities in the next decade.” That is the invitation on the website of Smart City Startups for their 2015 Festival and Summit taking place in Wynwood, Miami April 22 – 24. “The purpose of the Festival is to raise broad awareness of what the leading

Making Solar Work in the Sunshine State! Broward County’s Go SOLARFest This Weekend

This weekend Broward County, Florida, is hosting the “Go SOLARFest” at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.) The two-day event starts Friday at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration, then continues through Saturday. The event will be attended by Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs

Financing Sources To Help You Build or Renovate Green

Guest Post: Funding a Greener Home by author Jonah Trenton (via http://greenbuildingelements.com Improving a home’s energy efficiency or adding alternative green energy sources is a smart way to help the environment, reduce monthly utility expenses and enhance occupant health and comfort. However, the initial cost of “going green” can put a financial strain on the

In honor of Earth Day and Tax Day 2011, a Reminder to Claim Your 2010 Residential Green Tax Credits

Did you install a qualifying EnergyStar product (not all EnergyStar products qualify for a tax credit) from one of the following categories in your primary residence on or before December 31, 2010: Non-solar Water Heater Windows Doors Metal or asphalt roof Insulation Heating/Air conditioning Biomass stoves Geothermal heat pumps Residential wind turbines Solar energy systems

Realtors(R) Help Consumers Understand the Value of Green

As a member of the US Green Building Council and one of the few designated Eco-Brokers in the South Florida area, I have been an advocate for “green building” for many years. And while I wear my “tree-hugger” label proudly, for most of us our first priorities when buying a home or leasing an office