The New York State Legislature has not, of late, been able to agree on anything -- the budget, same-sex marriage, and even, for awhile, which party was in the majority. But there is one thing they are unanimous about: clean energy finanancing. Last night, by a vote of 192-0, the famously combative body passed S66004-a/A 4000A-a, a bill that enables municipalities in the state to set up special financing districts to help residents finance investments in energy efficiency and solar. Called Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), it's a model that allows cities to issue bonds to help residents finance investments …
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Adam Browning is the executive director of Vote Solar.
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