Time: March 3, 2010 from 9am to 11:30am
Location: YWCA - Elizabeth Fuller Hall
Street: 1040 Richards Street
City/Town: Honolulu, Hawaii
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?o…
Phone: (808) 538-6616
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: The Blue Planet Foundation & The Sierra Club
Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2010
Bond Program Will Make It Easy for Homes and Businesses to Go Green
We'd like to cordially invite you to meet the pioneer of a revolutionary policy that eliminates one of the obstacles to the installation of residential and commercial clean energy: the upfront cost. Described by the Harvard Business Review as one of "10 Breakthrough Ideas for 2010," the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is a means to easily fund clean energy projects -- like photovoltaic and solar water heaters -- through the availability of government bonds. These bonds, in turn, are paid back over time through a subscriber's property tax.
RSVP by February 26
Cisco DeVries, the inventor of the PACE program, will discuss the experiences learned in implementing this system in other states. Other energy experts will contribute to the discussion about the PACE program in Hawai`i and how it could radically stimulate our renewable energy industry.
This is a very special opportunity. Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat today. A limited number of travel grants are available for individuals traveling from the neighbor islands.