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Michigan’s 6th Commercial PACE Project

By Roy L Hales

Michigan passed the legislation for a Commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program in 2010. Businesses and commercial properties in participating municipalties can retrofit their buildings with renewable energy and energy efficient systems by borrowing money from a private lender and repay the loan via a special assessment on their local property tax. It has taken longer for municipalities to opt in and consequently, the state’s PACE programs didn’t really get started until 2016. According to Tommy Deavenport, Chief Operating Officer of Petros PACE Finance, Michigan’s 6th commercial PACE project has now been funded.

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The 2nd Quarter’s Growth & Potential Depicted on a website

The ECOreport looks at Growth & Potential Depicted on a website called Clean Energy Works for Us

By Roy L Hales

The US added another 12,500 jobs during the second quarter. That’s twice as many as in the preceding quarter. Close to half of these were in the solar sector (5,895), but there were also substantial contributions from the wind (2,750) and electric vehicle (2,000)industries. These are some of the details been shared on the web for labour day. Environmental Entrepreneurs presents the second quarter’s 2nd Quarter’s Growth and Potential on a website called Clean Energy Works for us.

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Siemens To Build 32 Next Generation Diesel-Electric Locomotives In California

By Roy L Hales

Five states have placed their orders  with Siemens Sacramento CA rail manufacturing facility. The $225 million contract, for Siemens to Build 32 next generation diesel-electric locomotives, has been signed.
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