01 Apr '15, 4pm

Republican Texas Bows to California and Backs Energy Finance Plan

But the Texas recipient of the “champion of free enterprise” award and the California self-described “policy entrepreneur” share one thing: They’re both promoting a new financing mechanism that aims to break the partisan deadlock over renewable power and energy efficiency. “There were some raised eyebrows,” Keffer, chairman of the Texas House’s Natural Resources Committee, said of his authorship of the measure authorizing the funding scheme in Texas. “But it’s a no-brainer. Anything we can do to conserve resources and upgrade our infrastructure is a good idea.” Keffer and DeVries are united behind the plan, touted by Scientific American as an idea that could change the world, that is spreading to states beyond red Texas and blue California. The Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, lets property owners put the cost of energy upgrades on a property tax bill and pay it of...

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