12 Jan '12, 5pm

California Proposes Utility Bills as Latest Efficiency Investment Tool: From California, the land of policy-ba...

California Proposes Utility Bills as Latest Efficiency Investment Tool: From California, the land of policy-ba...

From California, the land of policy-backed energy efficiency , comes a new plan to jumpstart investment in making buildings greener and more efficient — tying repayments to utility bills. The California Public Utilities Commission is now considering just such an “on-bill repayment” proposal put together by the Environmental Defense Fund. Letting banks and other private investors get paid back on energy upgrades through installments on customers’ utility bills could spur billions of dollars in new investment by lowering borrowing costs and credit losses, EDF says. The program would apply to both efficiency and renewable energy generation investments, and could work for both residential and commercial buildings, EDF says. To make sure residential projects don’t add to the bills of renters or unsuspecting homeowners, investors would have to promise that energy savings from th...

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treehugger.com 12 Jan '12, 1pm

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grist.org 12 Jan '12, 8pm

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When California’s then-governor, Grey Davis, signed into law the sweeping Marine Life Protection Act in 1999, state wildli...