Innovative Clean Energy Financing Using Property Tax Increase

Dec. 15, 2011
Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Dan Schaefer, president of Ygrene, which has launched a clean energy finance and job creation model. Ygrene’s PACE enables building owners to fund renewable energy and efficiency improvements at no upfront cost though an annual assessment on building owners’ tax bills. The savings pays back the cost of the program. Innovative Clean […]

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Dan Schaefer, president of Ygrene, which has launched a clean energy finance and job creation model. Ygrene’s PACE enables building owners to fund renewable energy and efficiency improvements at no upfront cost though an annual assessment on building owners’ tax bills. The savings pays back the cost of the program.

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About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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